Thursday, August 31, 2006

Thank God for Advances in Dentistry

My brothers and I still remember going to the rather sadistic Dr. Goldberg, our family dentist, during the 50's and 60's. And they weren't fond memories. Everything was painful back then, especially to kids. He had some of the nastiest dental tools you could imagine back then unlike the state of dentistry equipment today. Hell, just getting past the needle was a major accomplishment. But can you imagine how bad it probably was back in the 30's? Well, Modern Mechanix has a recent post of an article from Popular Science Magazine from 1939 that shows a macabre device invented by an obviously twisted dentist used to measure your mouth for a denture plate. Yow! Can I have some more of that cocaine, doc?

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