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Drills, Dentures and Dentistry: An Oral History

Professor Joanna Bourke charts how, over the past five centuries, dentistry has been transformed from a backstreet horror show into a gleaming modern science.

Professor Joanna Bourke charts how, over the past five centuries, dentistry has been transformed from a backstreet horror show into a gleaming modern science.

During her journey into dentistry's past, Joanna uncovers how a trip to the dentist's in medieval England could mean much more than a haircut, reveals how a First World War general's toothache would transform British oral surgery, and discovers the strange story of how the teeth of soldiers killed at Waterloo ended up in the mouths of London's rich.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 28 Sep 2018 01:25

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Role Contributor
Presenter Joanna Bourke
Producer James Gray
Director James Gray
Executive Producer Richard Bond
Production Company RAW
Participant Damien Walmsley
Participant Wendy Moore
Participant Rachel Bairsto
Participant Dawn Greatbatch
Participant Martin Ashley
Participant Mike Henderson
Participant Tim Watson
Participant Stephanie Snow
Participant Kristen Hussey
Participant Freida Rimini
Participant Arnold Barnett

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