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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 where teeth are being extracted from poor children in order to create dentures for wealthy people. Reproduction of an aquatint after T. Rowlandson, 1787.
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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.


T. Rowlandson, 1787.
London (50 Oxford Street) : Wm. Holland, 1790.

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1 photomechanical reproduction ; image 13.3 x 19.5 cm


Wellcome Library no. 16596i

Publications note

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

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VI, London 1938, no. 7766

Reproduction note

"Reproduced by permission from an aquatint. In John Wessler's collection, Stockholm."


The title has been taken from wording on the object.


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