Tag Archives: health

Lost in Space

America’s Skylab astronauts were trained in pulling teeth and stitching wounds to avoid the possibility of having their flights cut short by health problems.

The special training was aimed at setting space endurance records.

Source: The Canberra Times, Sat 03 Mar, 1973
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Great Expectations

At the sessions of Tralee, a dentist sued his patient, who did not pay him for the fitting of eight false teeth.

The defendant’s excuse was that instead of receiving the artificial teeth he ordered, the dentist issued natural ones, sourced from the neighbouring churchyard!

Source: South Australian Register, Wednesday 29 May 1850

FEMME FATALE CLICHÉ

 The practice door opens.

I see her slowly walk towards me,

wearing a short, tight skirt, big hips swaying.

Silk stockings hug her long legs, further heightened by big heels.

She is wearing one of those skintight, semi see-through shirts,

top buttons undone, providing a glimpse of her big chest.

She gives me a sexy smile with her big, red lips.

She says “hi” with that big, sugary voice.

As we make small talk, she flicks about her big, blonde hair.

Her head tips back revealing the translucent skin of her neck with its big pulse.

She lightly touches my shoulder and laughs with her big, white teeth.

Her big, baby blue eyes now look directly into mine.

The health company representative is ready to make her big sales pitch…

Speak up, Man!

A coal miner in France who lost his speech due to post traumatic stress induced by an explosion on the job, recovered after having a tooth extracted in a Loughborough hospital!

 A dentist proceeded to remove the man’s tooth without anaesthetic on the advice of one hospital surgeon. The shock tactic worked, as on feeling the pain, the patient exclaimed,  “Oh, you’ll pull my head off!’…

 

Source: The Newsletter: an Australian Paper for Australian People, Saturday 21 October 1916

Heart Health

It is estimated that 6% of patients with pain of heart origin, display symptoms solely in the craniofacial (jaws and teeth) region…

 

Source:

Craniofacial pain as the sole symptom of cardiac ischemia: a prospective multicenter study.

Kreiner M, Okeson JP, Michelis V, Lujambio M, Isberg A.

J Am Dent Assoc. 2007 Jan;138(1):74-9.