Between April and summer 2016 we are running a display of Library materials relating to the History of Dentistry, and invite you to come and have a look – it is located in the foyer of the Medical Library and gives a small taste of the Medical History Collections in the Library archives.
The University Library has a treasure trove of historical material, sometimes tucked away in the Library Special Collections archives, or the Research Reserve – a warehouse full of older material located on the outskirts of Bristol. Some careful searching of Library Search and the Special Collections Online Catalogue has revealed some fascinating items relating to Dentistry.
A taster and the references are given here…
 “A practical guide to operations on the teeth” by James Snell. Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society. 1831.
 “Dental Surgery” by J.L. Dudley Buxton. Edinburgh: E. & S. Livingstone,1927
 “Dentistry: an illustrated history” by Malvin E. Ring. New York. Abrams. 1985.
 “The University of Bristol Dental Alumni Association Newsletter”. [The Medical Library holds an archive going back to this first issue in 1991].
 “The University of Bristol Dental School and Hospital” by Charles J.G. Saunders. Bristol: Board of Governors of the United Bristol Hospitals in association with the University of Bristol, 1964.
 “Catalogue”. The Dental Manufacturing Co. Ltd. London 1899.
 “A short history of dentistry” by Maurice Smith. London, Wingate 1958.
Other references on display
“A history of the University of Bristol Dental School and its site” by Chris D. Stephens. Bristol: Provenance, University of Bristol Dental Alumni Association. 2012.
“The advance of the dental profession: a centenary history 1880-1980”. London: British Dental Association. 1979.
“Principles of Dental Surgery” by Leonard Koeckel. Baltimore. American Society of Dental Surgeons. 1842.
“The Western counties branch of the British Dental Association” by Alexander R. Woods. Bristol. John Wright and Sons Ltd. 1958.
“Amalgamated dental products made in England” by the Amalgamated Dental Trade Distributors Ltd. London 1968.