Charleston, South Carolina: Macaulay Museum of Dental HistoryExhibit of early, dangerous x-ray machines and novel tools for roto-rooting decay from patients' choppers back in the Good Old Days.
Waring Historical Library
- 175 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC
- Inside the Waring Historical Library, which resembles a mini-castle made of brick. On the west side of Ashley Ave. just south of Bee St.
- M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Macaulay Museum of Dental History
Just thinking about Dental Museums can make your teeth ache. But visiting one is not as painful as a root canal, we can assure you... The Macaulay Museum of Dental History is the pride of the South -- a large collection of dentistry artifacts on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina.
The museum displays early, dangerous x-ray machines; historic dental implements, and novel tools for roto-rooting decay from patients' choppers. The collection is mostly what was amassed by Dr. Neill W. Macaulay before his death in 1983, after half a century chasing down Mr. Cavity.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 02/10/2007]