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George Washington's Teeth

George Washington's Teeth

In this book, rhyming verse tells us of the General's woes as his teeth plagued him throughout the American Revolution. For example:

George crossed the icy Delaware
With nine teeth in his mouth.
In that cold and pitchy dark,
Two more teeth came out!

By the time he was elected president, General Washington had lost nearly all of his own teeth. One set of his dentures—maintained in the collections at Mount Vernon—survived.

Quotes, from his letters and diaries, also tell the story of his efforts to hide his dental woes and document the constant pain and embarrassment he suffered as a result.


Media Credits

Cover of George Washington's Teeth by Deborah Chandra (Author), Madeleine Comora (Author) and Brock Cole (Illustrator).

Image, courtesy Amazon.com.

 

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