London: Thomas Cox, 1803.
The Natural History of the Human Teeth, Including a Particular Elucidation of the Changes which Take Place during the Second Dentition. viii, 100pp, followed by 13 copper plate engarvings. London: Thomas Cox, 1803. AND: The History and Treatment of the Diseases of the Teeth, the Gums, and the Alveolar Processes with the Operations which they Respectively Require. iv, 170pp, followed by 9 copper plate engravings (lightly foxed, and stained). 4to with wide margins, bound in full diced calf (well-rubbed but sound). London: Thomas Cox, 1806.
Landmark work on orthodontics. Two classical treatises by the pioneering London dental surgeon. Fox was first to give explicit directions for correcting dental irregularities as well as instructions for various surgical procedures. Weinberger, History of Dentristry, Vol. I; pp. 340-4. In 1799 Joseph Fox, pupil of John Hunter, received the appointment of dental surgeon to Guy's Hospital, the first hospital to add a dental surgeon to its staff, and the first to institute a special course of dental lectures. GM 3679; 3671.1. Campbell 54 and 59.
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