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Presidential tooth artificial limb
Presidential tooth
During practically all life, George Washington had serious problems with a teeth. In the course of time their condition all became worse and worse, disturbed strong pains, and any of dentists to whom he addressed, could not offer anything, except their removal. In 1772 doctor from Philadelphia undertook this hard business and has removed to the patient at once some teeth. Then, George Washington has caught a long-awaited tooth artificial limb...

The artificial limb has been cut out manually, partially from a bone of a hippopotamus, partially from a teeth of a cow and kept in a mouth metal arches. The tooth artificial limb has appeared little bit rather big for his mouth, creating specific expression which we can contemplate today on a portrait of the president. At present, the artificial limb is in National a museum of Maryland.

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