Greenstone and painless dentistry: 1902

Ernest Mark Sandstein, The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District], 1903.
Marcus Sandstein, The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District], 1903.

Jones

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We have digitised a rather splendid 1902 publication Tourists’ guide to Canterbury.

I will share some of the interesting ads and pictures from it in a series of posts – there’s lots of information about local businesses and places in 1902.

5 thoughts on “Greenstone and painless dentistry: 1902

  1. omgitsgrantccl 17 April 2013 / 12:42 pm

    I like the fact that Dr Jones wishes to “Warn” his patients that he is still practicing; as someone who has recently had a lot of dental work done, the ominous connotations really tickle me.

    • Donna 17 April 2013 / 2:06 pm

      It seems to reveal a mysterious little story doesn’t it.

      • omgitsgrantccl 17 April 2013 / 3:44 pm

        The name “Dr Jones” also raises a chuckle. I wonder if he ever practiced in a fedora?

  2. anonymousse 17 April 2013 / 4:53 pm

    And the dentistry was painless? What was he doing that isn’t allowed now? More ominousness.

    • omgitsgrantccl 17 April 2013 / 5:27 pm

      My guess? Judicious application of laudanum.

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