Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: steam powered dental device

  • Steam powered machine to pull a tooth

    This nightmarish sketch of a steam powered dental device is the product of the fantasy of an unknown artist. It mercifully never became a reality, but in a way illustrates the common perception of medicine and dentistry during the late 1800s. Highlighted Vignette Volume 13, Issue 2– Spring 2021 Winter 2020 | |