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Welch, T.B. editor.

THE ITEMS OF INTEREST. A Monthly Magazine of Dental Art, Science and Literature. [Welch's Grape Juice]. Volume XVI, Number 1-12, January - December, 1894.

The Wilmington Dental MFG Co: Philadelphia 1894 Text illustr, 9 x 6, half black leather with marbled boards, gilt lettering on spine, 768 pp. Covers rubbed, scratched, leather scuffed/scraped, corners bumped and worn, some shelfwear, front inner hinge cracked, endpapers spotted, light water staining on lower margins, soiling on foredge, pencil note on rear endpaper else contents clean and good. Not boring, lots of interesting well written contributions, one doesn't have to be a dentist to read this magazine. Some of the articles: "Dentistry and Corsets," "Storage Batteries and their Uses in Dentistry," "Sulfuric Acid for Opening Root Canals," "The Study of Hygiene and Heredity in the WCTU" (Women's Christian Temperance Union). Of course, articles on cocaine. There's also poetry: "Toothache," "Dental Song -- A Parody," "A Prescription." Dr. Thomas B. Welch, also known as the founder of the Welch Grape Juice Company, created a way to preserve wine in an unfermented state to be used at church communion services. After retiring from his dental practice he established what became later known as the Wilmington Dental Manufacturing Company, one of the largest dental depots in the US, selling dental specialties. By the time he was in his 70s, he was very busy with the dental depot, the juice company and being editor of his magazine, "The Items of Interest," which was one of the most popular, if not the most popular dental journal in the US. Scarce.


Book Id: 98-7904

Price: $95.00

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