If your schedule doesn’t permit a pop by to 64 Wimpole Street in London’s Marylebone neighborhood this week ( Tuesday and Thursdays from 1-2.p.m), then a Londonist.com virtual tour by Will Noble of their dental archives will do nicely.
Among other historical findings at the British Dental Association, exhibits there offer insight as to:
- how a 1929 work of art entitled The Dentist landed Dr. Conrad Ackner in hot water with the General Medical Council
- which popular materials, known as “Waterloo teeth”, comprised dentures
- what assistance thumbsuckers had at their disposal in the cessation of their habit
- which 1700s resource offered the first accurate instruction on dental practice.
Ready for your tour?
Consider your visit to: http://londonist.com/london/secret/the-london-museum-dedicated-to-teeth a mini-holiday.