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Nothing But the Tooth: A Dental Odyssey B.K.B. Berkovitz

Nothing But the Tooth: A Dental Odyssey

B.K.B. Berkovitz

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780123971937
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265 pages
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 About the Book 

While most books on dentistry describe the clinical and medical procedures involved, this book expands the field to examine the role of dentistry and teeth in everything from biology to biography. This book offers facts and figures regarding famousMoreWhile most books on dentistry describe the clinical and medical procedures involved, this book expands the field to examine the role of dentistry and teeth in everything from biology to biography. This book offers facts and figures regarding famous historical figures, such as John Hunter, Dr Crippen, Doc Holliday, and Paul Revere, exploring how their connections to dentistry shaped them, as well as the story of the two young dentists who discovered the principles of general anaesthesia. Other chapters focus on the amazing ranges of teeth in animals, from the teeth in piranhas to the tusks and ivory of elephants and narwhals, looking at their biological and cultural significance. The importance of teeth in understanding the evolution of humans and in revolutionizing the study of archaeology is also evaluated. This book is appropriate for dentists, medical and dentistry students, and non-specialists to introduce the myriad interesting aspects relating to teeth.Please note that print volumes do not include full colour.Includes well-illustrated and thoroughly explained examples and anecdotesPresents both popular and little-known instances of teeths importance in historyWritten in an engaging tone appropriate for academics and the wider public