Wednesday, June 09, 2010

There he was, there he was, there he was... IN The Congo

(Ah, beer commercials! They're so catchy.)

I've been processing a lot of photographic material from the School of Dentistry vault, but the images below take today's cake. Shot in 1985 near Rethy, Congo, by Dale L. Walker, D.M.D., the photos are of a local dentist performing an extraction--sans examination chair, sterilization equipment, or anesthesia--and the tools of his craft: steel instruments with hard rubber handles and a sack to hold the (approximately) 3000 teeth he had gathered from patients. No word on the fees for this service, but if you had a cover charge for the audience...

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