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FAUCHARD, Pierre.
Le chirurgien dentiste, ou traité des dents. Ou l'on enseigne les moyens de les entretenir propres & saines, de les embellir, d'en réparer la perte & de remedier à leurs maladies, à celles des geneives & aux accidens qui peuvent survenir aux autres parties voisines des dents. Avec des observations & des reflexions sur plusieurs cas singuliers ...
Paris: Jean Mariette, 1728. First edition. FAUCHARD'S PIONEERING TREATISE ON DENTISTRY - "THE FIRST SCIENTIFIC WORK ON ITS SUBJECT" (PMM). First edition of Fauchard's pioneering work in the field of modern dentistry. "Before Fauchard's time the profession of dentistry was truly a 'mystery: for its practitioners had steadfastly refrained from publishing details of their technique and equipment. Fauchard summarized in his pages with numerous illustrations all that was best in the practice of his day and disclosed what had been hitherto jealously guarded secrets. Le Chirurgien Dentiste - 'The Surgeon-Dentist, or a Treatise on the Teeth with instruction on the means of maintaining them Sound and Healthy'- is in fact the first scientific work on its subject, and modern dentistry begins with its publication. Fauchard describes in the fullest detail the procedure in operative dentistry, in the filling of teeth and most especially in prosthesis, which is that part of dental surgery concerned with artificial dentures, bridge work and the like. He was especially novel in his methods for correcting irregularities and was the first, for example, to describe the use of metal bands or braces for this purpose. The illustrations he gives of the instruments used in his practice show how advanced his methods were. He used antiseptic methods in filling teeth long before the germ theory of infection" (PMM). "The work also contains the earliest use of the word 'dentiste' to describe Fauchard's profession. The first volume is devoted to the development, diseases and care of the teeth; it contain … [Click Below for Full Description]
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