Keep on smiling: Dentistry 18th-century style

Keep on smiling: Dentistry 18th-century style

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 20th Sep 2021

 Free

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Get your teeth into our latest live online talk exploring the life and times of dentist Bartholomew Ruspini: a remarkable man who helped shape his profession and whose contributions to freemasonry and charity are the subject of our latest exhibition Generous Dentist.

When did we first know that sugar is bad for our teeth? When did we start wearing false teeth…and what were they made of?

Join our Archivist, Susan Snell in conversation with Professor Colin Jones, author of The Smile Revolution in 18th-century Paris, as they answer these questions and more while discussing Ruspini’s transformation of dental care. Not only did he provide tooth powder to poor Londoners, Ruspini was saving the lives of the Royal Navy and even the Prince of Wales thanks to his extraordinary styptic, a treatment he concocted to stop bleeding. It’s a visit to the dentist you won’t want to miss!

This online talk is presented via Zoom. You will receive your log in details in your booking confirmation email.


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This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 20th Sep 2021

 Free

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2021-09-20 2021-09-20 Europe/London Keep on smiling: Dentistry 18th-century style Archivist Susan Snell and Prof. Colin Jones, discuss the life and times of pioneering dentist and freemason Bartholomew Ruspini. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/09/20/keep-on-smiling-dentistry-18th-century-style-275933 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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