Item #1774 [TEETH] Beregite zuby [i.e. Take Care of Teeth]. N. Makarova.
[TEETH] Beregite zuby [i.e. Take Care of Teeth]
[TEETH] Beregite zuby [i.e. Take Care of Teeth]

[TEETH] Beregite zuby [i.e. Take Care of Teeth]

Item #1774

Leningrad; Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe meditsinskoe izdatel’stvo, 1930. 27 pp.: ill. + 5 pp. of ads. 14,5x10,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Previous owner’s extensive notes related to the text, otherwise very good. Very rare.

This brochure promoted dental hygiene in the early Soviet Union. Illustrated throughout with drawings reprinted from a brochure of the Swedish Red Cross. “Each conscientious worker, each mother, each school child should know simple words of advice that are given in this book”, – the author writes. Nevertheless, the book was aimed mainly at mothers. Makarova elaborates on order and growth periods of primary and permanent teeth, illustrating the text with separate schemes for each type. Then she overviews common diseases: dental caries, bacteria and various complications. She explains that healthy food prevents most hardship but timely appointments with a dentist are a must. Here she lists proper food for pregnant women and babies, as well as elucidates how to maintain good hygiene of mouth and teeth. This copy comprises the previous owner’s red and blue pencil underlines and notes in which they epitomized the whole text. For instance, the rear side of the front cover features a short list of healthy food that was easy to find in the province: raw milk, carrot, turnip. The same person wrote down two questions on the rear side of the back cover: most likely, the questions were asked to a lecturer or a doctor.

The brochure was a part of a series “Hygiene and Health”. At the end, the book contains a five-page advertisement with editions released at the State Medical Publishing House.

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Price: $550.00

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