Monthly Archives: November 2016

Maurice Tillet

On Saturday I encountered the life-sized bust of Maurice Tillet in the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, Illinois. This was completed by Louis Linck in 1950, and shows the effect of the acromegaly that Tillet developed in his 20s. According … Continue reading

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Kosciuszko’s Face

An interesting face that I’ve encountered this month is General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746–1817): Polish independence and American Revolutionary War hero, and a friend of Thomas Jefferson who left him money for the freeing of slaves. This was a name I … Continue reading

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History and Bullying

This week is Anti-Bullying Week in UK schools, and our friends at Changing Faces have posted invaluable advice and guidance on challenging the culture of bullying here. Bullying is of course not a new phenomenon, and took place in some … Continue reading

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Mollie Dorsey Sanford’s flying wax tooth.

We all know now that George Washington’s false teeth weren’t really made of wood. According to Willliam M. Etter, Washington’s dentures were comprised of ivory (including hippopotamus), human and animal teeth, metal and lead. At the time he became President, … Continue reading

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