PhD Studentship: ‘“False Teeth for the Masses”: Artificial Teeth as Technologies, Prostheses and Commodities in Britain, 1848-1948’, University of Kent.

Canny undergraduates interested in facial difference (or the university staff who know them) might be interested in this PhD studentship being advertised by the Centre for the History of Medicine, Ethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Kent, in collaboration with the Science Museum: ‘“False Teeth for the Masses”: Artificial Teeth as Technologies, Prostheses and Commodities in Britain, 1848-1948.’ The project will be supervised by Dr Claire L. Jones at the University of Kent and Dr Oisín Wall at the Science Museum.

It sounds fascinating! While we eagerly await the results of this research, we can revisit nineteenth-century artificial teeth in the story of Mollie Dorsey Sanford’s flying wax tooth.

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The only remaining full sett of George Washington’s teeth, at Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

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