Toothworms and Spider Juice: An Illustrated History of Dentistry

Toothworms and Spider Juice: An Illustrated History of Dentistry

by Loretta Frances Ichord
     
 
A carefully researched history of dentistry from 3000 B.C.E. to the present. In ancient times people believed that a toothache was caused by a toothworm; this and various magical and religious beliefs affected dental care until the beginning of the 18th century. The book's format is attractive, with wide margins; clear and informal language; and helpful

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A carefully researched history of dentistry from 3000 B.C.E. to the present. In ancient times people believed that a toothache was caused by a toothworm; this and various magical and religious beliefs affected dental care until the beginning of the 18th century. The book's format is attractive, with wide margins; clear and informal language; and helpful black-and-white photographs, drawings, and historical reproductions...once children see how a visit to the dentist used to be, they may actually appreciate the relatively less-painful experience that modern science and technology have made possible.—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761314653
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.22(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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