Friday, February 22, 2008

History of dentistry presentation now online

A great new resource on the history of dentistry has just been added to the OHSU Digital Resources Library: an audiovisual tour of dentistry from ancient times to the present day, led by Dr. J. Henry Clarke, D.M.D., emeritus professor in the OHSU School of Dentistry.

The hook: When colleague Lee Cantwell asked Clarke why he wanted to teach the dental history course, Clarke responded "why not?" Lee answered: "The history of medicine is a noble tradition, but ours is a humiliation." Clarke: "Lee, you need to come to my course, because you are absolutely wrong."

Technical notes: You'll need a media player that can handle mpeg files. Be aware that the mpeg file is rather large (372 Mb) and may take some time to download. The video runtime is 36:54.

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