Dentologia:  A Poem on the Diseases of the Teeth

Full text here.

Thanks to Richard Bleiler.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 13, 2018
     Category: Hygiene | Poetry | Nineteenth Century | Diseases | Teeth

Going to the dentist is bad enough. I’d hate for them to read me poetry.
Posted by Brian in Denial on 04/13/18 at 11:05 PM
Heroic couplets they may be, Alexander Pope it ain't.
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 04/14/18 at 03:35 PM
Actually, the poem isn't about going to the dentist, it's about the pain and discomfort an infant experiences while teething, while holding out the possibility that the dental sciences might eventually find a way to ease the agony.

And you're right, Richard, this is literature with a non-capitalized "l".
Posted by Big Daddy in cognito on 04/16/18 at 03:46 PM
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