LDBDA : 8345
Anatomical model with the upper and lower jaws of an adult showing the second dentition. The nerves are exhibited on one side and the arteries and veins on the other. The bones are bleached and mounted on metal pillar on an ebony and gilt brass stand with a glass dome over the top (not shown in picture).
Anatomical models such as this one are available in the Claudius Ash dental catalogue 1888 at a cost of 70 shillings, about £300 today. It states that the models can be used by dental students and are useful for assisting dentists when explaining to patients why pain may be felt in parts of the jaw at a distance away from the tooth causing the pain.
human bone, human teeth, wax, brass, ebony, glass; width 220mm; height 355mm