The Natural History of the Human Teeth. Including a Particular Elucidation of the Changes Which Take Place During the Second Dentition, and Describing the Proper Mode of Treatment to Prevent Irregularities of the Teeth. To Which is Added, an Account of the Diseases Which Affect Children During the First Dentition.

"The first work on orthodontics" First edition of Joseph Fox's The Natural History of the Human Teeth

The Natural History of the Human Teeth. Including a Particular Elucidation of the Changes Which Take Place During the Second Dentition, and Describing the Proper Mode of Treatment to Prevent Irregularities of the Teeth. To Which is Added, an Account of the Diseases Which Affect Children During the First Dentition.

FOX, Joseph.

$3,500.00

Item Number: 121495

London: Printed for Thomas Cox, 1803.

First edition of the first work on orthodontics. Quarto, bound in full leather with morocco spine label lettered in gilt, five raised bands to the spine, stamped ruling to the panels, illustrated with thirteen copper plates. From The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine with Norman’s bookplate to the pastedown. In near fine condition. An exceptional example with noted provenance.

"[Here, English dental surgeon Joseph] Fox discusses the major causes of malocclusion in the permanent teeth and described his method of correcting these by means of a fixed metal band and silk ligatures. Fox's orthodontics marked a great improvement over the method of Fauchard and Bourdet, and his system of treatment found favour for nearly half a century" (Norman). "Fox's classic treatise on the teeth is the first to include explicit directions for correcting dental irregularities" (Garrison-Morton).

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