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Transplanting of teeth.

  • Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827.
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Previous title, replaced March 2022: A fashionable dentist's practice: teeth are being extracted from poor children in order to create dentures for wealthy people. Coloured lithograph after T. Rowlandson, 1787.


Satirical print by Thomas Rowlandson depiciting an 18th century dental surgeon and his assistant extracting teeth from poor children and transplanting them directly into the mouths of wealthy elderly clients.


Rowlandson, 1787.

Physical description

1 print : transfer lithograph, with watercolour ; border 18 x 26.3 cm


Wellcome Library no. 16595i

Publications note

Richardson, R., 1999. Transplanting teeth. The Lancet, 354 (9191), p. 1740.

References note

The original is in: British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VI, London 1938, no. 7766

Reproduction note

The print is in reverse, including lettering, from the original - see Wellcome Library catalogue record number 16589i


The title has been taken from the original print.


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