Toothache and Trauma: A History of the Toothkey

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The Pelican (4 slides)

By the 16th century, the pelican was the primary device used by traveling tooth-drawers. Typically the patient was seated on the floor or a low stool with their head tilted back and held securely between the operator’s legs.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, each pelican was unique, being produced by an instrument-maker to the practitioner’s specifications.

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