The Natural History of the Human Teeth by John Hunter F.R.S., 1771
Royal Institution Rare Book Collection
This book aimed to explain the structure, use, formation, growth and disease of teeth. It was compiled by John Hunter (1728-1793) a Scottish surgeon who learnt anatomy by assisting his elder brother William with dissections at the anatomy school in London. He became an army surgeon and worked with dentist James Spence in conducting tooth transplants. In 1764 he set up his own anatomy school in London where he also built up a collection of animal skeletons and bottled organs to show in teaching demonstrations. This collection now resides in the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, named in his honour.
The illustration show representations of the Upper-Jaw, Lower-Jaw, Teeth Sockets and different types of teeth.