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    ...is that friend still alive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizzieMaine View Post
    While en-masse preventative extraction at 21 was never a popular or common thing in the US, it was considered a fact of life here that most people would lose at least some of their natural teeth by their thirties -- and it was quite rare for someone over fifty to have all, or even most, of their natural teeth: flouridated drinking water didn't become common until the sixties and seventies, which made a major difference in the prevalence of tooth decay.

    One doesn't think of dentists as colorful characters, but the Era had E. L. "Painless" Parker, a flamboyant huckster who franchised an entire chain of associated dental clinics using his "painless" method of extractions. "Painless" traveled the country giving lectures on his system, illustrating them with a large pail of extracted teeth:





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    WOW he looks like the Col. Sanders of dentistry with a little side show hawker thrown in !

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    Quote Originally Posted by LizzieMaine View Post
    Another thing we did in science class was put little square asbestos-covered mesh pads on a tripod on top of our bunsen burners to hold the beakers.
    I remember using these in the early seventies. We threw them like a Frisbee when the teacher left the classroom.
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    A 1944 Electromagnetic Radiation Poster Makes Learning Retro Chic
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    Transparent "Ghost" Car Sells for $308,000
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    Wonder Woman officially jealous.

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    Arsenic wafers for the complexion:

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    Outdoor Baby Cages

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    Let's face it, everyone living in a flat above the ground floor knows that it's essential that a baby should get outside for some fresh air!
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