New Surgical Operation
Transactions of the Society, Instituted at London, for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
The article describes the new treatment for tooth decay originated by Mr Fay, an 'ingenious surgeon from America, lately settled in London', involving the removal of the diseased part of the tooth and the 'nervous matter'. It is reported that Fay has received the 'large silver medal from the Society of Arts' for his improvement and for his forceps 'for the perpendicular extraction of teeth'.
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