Charleston, South Carolina: Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Exhibit of early, dangerous x-ray machines and novel tools for roto-rooting decay from patients' choppers back in the Good Old Days. Renovated and reopened Oct. 2017.
175 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC
On the west side of Ashley Ave. just south of Bee St. In a small brick building behind the Waring Historical Library, which looks like a small brick castle.
M-F 10-4 (Call to verify)
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Macaulay Museum of Dental History

Closed until 10/2017, but there are some pieces in the library.

[Louise, 02/22/2017]
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.

[ Team, 02/10/2007]

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