Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Prosthodontics preparation picture

Working through yet more fantastic materials from the OHSU School of Dentistry vault, and beginning (as reward for hauling it up) with the pretty print photographs, we find mesmerizing image after mesmerizing image. This one caught my attention because of the piles of white powder in front of each student at the tables. It looks rather suspicious until one notices that the students are carving blocks into forms--tooth forms, as outlined in the large illustrations tacked to the front wall of the classroom. And so we can say that this was prosthodontics class at North Pacific College, probably between 1910 and 1930.

And check out the large model also against the front of the classroom. Lower teeth, or funky barstool?--you decide! (Click on image for a larger version)

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