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Sindecuse Museum

Remedy for the Toothless

"Remedy for the Toothless" tells the story of the surprisingly dramatic history of dentures. From ancient times to the violent disputes over Vulcanite patents in the 1800s, the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry illustrates this story with objects from its collection.

This 99% Invisible podcast details a dramatic tale involving Vulcanite dentures, which tells the story about how one 1879 patent violation led to murder. 

 99% Invisible-46- Vulcanite Dentures by Roman Mars