The Natural History of the Human Teeth: Explaining their Structure, Use, Formation, Growth, and Diseases
Price: 4,000.00 USD
London: J. Johnson, 1778. 2 vols. bound in one. Part I: Frontis., 16 copper plates, 128pp. + contents index. Part II: 128pp. contents index. 4to, full calf, gilt-stamped spine, black leather label on spine; (front cover detached, some ink marginalia). London: for J. Johnson, 1778. Second Edition. GM 3675 & 3676. Hunter was the first to study the teeth in a scientific manner, and the first to recommend complete removal of the pulp in filling them. "This classical work revolutionized the practice of dentistry and provided a basis for later dental research. Hunter introduced the classes cuspids, bicuspids, molars, and incisors; he also devised appliances for the correction of malocclusion...he included instructions with regard to the operation of tooth transplantation." (GM). Waller 10650 (pt. I only). Cushing H 508. Wellcome III, 317. Not in Reynolds. Second.