The Resource Making the American Mouth : Dentists and Public Health in the Twentieth Century

Making the American Mouth : Dentists and Public Health in the Twentieth Century

Label
Making the American Mouth : Dentists and Public Health in the Twentieth Century
Title
Making the American Mouth
Title remainder
Dentists and Public Health in the Twentieth Century
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why are Americans so uniquely obsessed with teeth? Perfect white, straight teeth. Making the American Mouth is at once a history of U.S. dentistry and a study of a billion-dollar industry. Alyssa Picard chronicles the forces that limited Americans' access to dental care in the early twentieth century and addresses the ways dentists worked to expand that accessand improve the public image of their profession. Comprehensive in scope, Making the American Mouth describes how dentists' early public health commitments withered under the strain of fights over fluoride, midcentury social movements fo
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
362.197600973
Index
index present
LC call number
RK52.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Label
Making the American Mouth : Dentists and Public Health in the Twentieth Century
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-216) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: American Dental Hygiene: "Small Flags Attached to Toothbrushes May Be Waved"; Chapter 2: Diet and the Dental Critique of American Life: "We Boast of Our Civilization, But We Starve Our Children"; Chapter 3: "Like a Sugar-Coated Pill": Defining American Dentistry Abroad; Chapter 4: "This National Stupidity": American Dental Economics in the 1930s and 1940s; Chapter 5: Behind the Fluorine Curtain; Chapter 6: The "Satisfaction of Dentistry" and the End of Public Health; Chapter 7: The Look of the American Mouth; Epilogue; Notes
  • IndexAbout the Author
Control code
ocn609837432
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813547114
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt4jvs6x
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32230606
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)609837432
  • pebcs0813547113

Library Locations

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