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A rustic blacksmith turned tooth-drawer extracting a tooth from an anxious female patient. Mezzotint by J. Wilson after J. Harris the elder.

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The ludicrous operator, or blacksmith turn'd tooth drawer. Why squeeze your hat, and seize my cap as if you dreaded some mishap? Keep not your spirits on the rack, I'm a licentiate not a quack. Designed by J. Harris & improved by drawings after the life by J. Wilson. J. Wilson fecit.


    Credit: Wellcome Collection

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