You know the drill
Il sorriso rubato probes the evolution of dentistry from the excruciating endeavours of crude early practitioners to the swift, painless procedures and cosmetic surgery of today. Gruesome yet captivating medical drawings of techniques and tools are presented alongside pertinent caricatures, paintings and the rarest of books and artefacts from the unique archive of the Wellcome Collection, a London museum that explores through medical artefacts and original artworks the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. Eloquent and engaging themed articles by medical historian Richard Barnett trace the development of the trade and discipline of the dentist, from fairground entertainer and charlatan to highly skilled professional, and highlight the changing social attitudes towards the purpose and practice of dentistry, from the extraction of rotting teeth to the pursuit of the perfect smile.
Richard Barnett is a writer, teacher and broadcaster on the cultural history of science and medicine. He studied medicine in London before becoming a historian, and teaches on the Pembroke-Kings Programme in Cambridge. In 2011 he received one of the first Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships, and has made many appearances on British and American television and radio. His first book, Medical London: City of Diseases: City of Cures, was a Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4, and Will Self called his The Sick Rose ‘superbly lucid and erudite’. His latest book is Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery.
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