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    An exhibition of equipment and techniques used in the 1800's caused mirth among the 1,700 dentists from 106 different countries gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 17 for the opening session of a three-day international Dental Congress.

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    An exhibition of equipment and techniques used in the 1800's caused mirth among the 1,700 dentists from 106 different countries gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 17 for the opening session of a three-day international Dental Congress.

    Although it may seem funny to modern dentists equipped with the latest atomic-age products, it certainly was not funny for the agony-stricken patient when the dentist of the day got busy with crude instruments made on the local blacksmith's forge.

    Foot-operated and clockwork drills, iron forceps and an essential strong right arm contrast sharply with the modern hydraulic chair, automatic mouth rinse, and battery of sleek drills and extractors in the exhibition arranged by Swedish Dental Society.

    During the Congress, dentists will exchange information on individually developed techniques, discuss the latest equipment and discoveries. An American dentist will demonstrative hypnosis as a pain-killing aid, while a French dentist will illustrate the benefits he obtains by distracting the patient attention with high-fidelity recorded music.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACKMPMWF0XWMZEQY5EE1XUKG94
    Media URN:
    VLVACKMPMWF0XWMZEQY5EE1XUKG94
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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