Nothing but the Tooth
A Dental OdysseyBy
- Barry Berkovitz, Emeritus Reader in Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences, King's College London; Honorary Curator, Odontological Collection, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Honorary Research Associate, History of Dentistry Unit, Dental Institute, King's College London
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 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.
Students and practitioners of dentistry and medicine; those interested in the place of teeth in biology and culture.
Hardbound, 264 Pages
Published: November 2012
- CHAPTER 1.THE JAWS OF THE PIRANHA
CHAPTER 2.TUSKS AND IVORY
CHAPTER 3.HOW TWO YOUNG DENTISTS REVOLUTIONISED SURGERY: HORACE WELLS AND WILLIAM MORTON
CHAPTER 4.WHAT IS A TOOTH?
CHAPTER 5.TEETH IN THE MOST UNLIKELY OF PLACES: THE OVARY AND THE EYE
CHAPTER 6.SNAKES, SALIVA AND A NOBEL PRIZE
CHAPTER 7.YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT: HOW AN ISOLATED TOOTH CAN TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAME FROM AND WHAT YOU ATE
CHAPTER 8.THE MOST REMARKABLE DENTITION IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM? THE ROCK GOBY
CHAPTER 9.WHY CANT I HAVE MORE THAN TWO SETS OF TEETH-LIKE A SHARK?
CHAPTER 10.SERENDIPITY AND THE DISCOVERY OF THE MODERN DENTAL IMPLANT
CHAPTER 11.HENS TEETH ARE NOT AS RARE AS YOU MAY THINK
CHAPTER 12.JOHN HUNTER AND THE LONDON TOOTH MUSEUM
CHAPTER 13.WHY SHOULD IT MATTER HOW LONG IT TOOK THE TEETH OF MANS FOSSIL ANCESTORS TO DEVELOP?
CHAPTER 14.TWO INFAMOUS PEOPLE WITH DENTAL CONNECTIONS: Dr HAWLEY HARVEY CRIPPEN (CONVICTED WIFE MURDERER) AND JOHN HENRY (DOC) HOLLIDAY (GAMBLER AND GUNMAN)
CHAPTER 15.TWO FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH DENTAL CONNECTIONS: PAUL REVERE (AMERICAN PATRIOT) AND BERNARD FREYBERG (SOLDIER)
CHAPTER 16.BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: DENTAL MUTILATION