As today is the anniversary of the death of Bishop John Aylmer, who is said to have had one of his teeth extracted in order to prove to Queen Elizabeth I that the pain wasn't as bad as she thought, I thought I'd share this talk from our archives. It's on tooth extractions, dentistry and how people cared for their teeth in Tudor times.
Notes, Sources and Further Reading
- Toni Mount's talk on Medieval Medicine can be enjoyed here
- John Strype's Historical collections of the life and acts of the Right Rev. Father in God, John Aylmer : Lord Bishop of London, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth can be read online at https://archive.org/details/historicalcollec00stryuoft