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This was an interesting period in the development of dentistry and he was in a senior position before and when dentistry was nationalised as the National Health Service in 1948 so he was active in forming policy and was on several committees. There is an appendix to the book listing his many appointments.
These than are his accounts, from the points of view of many organisations, of the politics as it affected dentistry during the period from 1920 to 1970. It is then a document of interest to anyone interested in medical history during this period. The book nanes many of his coleagues and aquaintances so will have wider interest to their descendants.
His provisional title for the book (which was never published) was IN THE TEETH OF POLITICS or 50 YEARS AS A TOOTH-PULLER (A personal account of the dental scene 1920-1970).
The original manuscript is some 400 pages long. I have transcribed it and the result is here. It is probably in need of further proof-reading so please contact me if you are interested.
The whole of the book has been transcribed is available as a pdf file in two forms, with the original in Ovation-Pro format:
|50 Years as a Tooth-Puller||for reading on-screen.|
|50 Years as a Tooth-Puller||in a form for printing.|
|The printed version prints out double-sided on A4, in booklet formation, so needs cutting and binding.|
|50 Years as a Tooth-Puller||in Ovation Pro format|