Photo 6 Jul 33 notes The Indus Valley Civilization has yielded evidence of dentistry being practiced as far back as 7000 BC. This earliest form of dentistry involved curing tooth related disorders with bow drills operated, perhaps, by skilled bead craftsmen. The reconstruction of this ancient form of dentistry showed that the methods used were reliable and effective. Cavities of 3.5 mm depth with concentric grooves indicate use of a drill tool. The age of the teeth has been estimated at 9000 years.

The Indus Valley Civilization has yielded evidence of dentistry being practiced as far back as 7000 BC. This earliest form of dentistry involved curing tooth related disorders with bow drills operated, perhaps, by skilled bead craftsmen. The reconstruction of this ancient form of dentistry showed that the methods used were reliable and effective. Cavities of 3.5 mm depth with concentric grooves indicate use of a drill tool. The age of the teeth has been estimated at 9000 years.

Photo 6 Jul 528 notes A mother’s 200-year-old gift to anatomy. The body handlers proceeded according to customs of the era: mud was applied and a mold created; this mold was filled with wax, and today it remains the most striking sculpture of those at the Complutense University School of Medicine.

A mother’s 200-year-old gift to anatomy. The body handlers proceeded according to customs of the era: mud was applied and a mold created; this mold was filled with wax, and today it remains the most striking sculpture of those at the Complutense University School of Medicine.

Photo 6 Jul 24 notes 18th century Bleeding bowl.

18th century Bleeding bowl.

Photo 6 Jul 33 notes Model used for studying and treatment of jaw fractures. From the Institute of Dentistry, University of Zurich, 1900 - 1930

Model used for studying and treatment of jaw fractures. From the Institute of Dentistry, University of Zurich, 1900 - 1930

Photo 6 Jul 13 notes Surgical suture sampler, circa 18th century. Zurich Medical History Museum

Surgical suture sampler, circa 18th century. Zurich Medical History Museum

Photo 6 Jul 31 notes Black Rat Snake climbs a brick wall. Photo credit: kasiahalka

Black Rat Snake climbs a brick wall. Photo credit: kasiahalka

Photo 6 Jul 46 notes Malformed – A Collection of Human Brains from the Texas State Mental Hospital - Adam Vorhees

Malformed – A Collection of Human Brains from the Texas State Mental Hospital - Adam Vorhees


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