It’s a gas! dentistry and cartoons

The exhibition It’s a gas! Dentistry & cartoons uses illustrations, cartoons and items from the Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum and other university and private collections to tell the history of dentistry, and of the development of satire. It illustrates major changes in dentistry and shows how, for centuries, images and perceptions have penetrated popular culture, and still do today.

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