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V is for Martin Van Butchell

Martin Van Butchell

Martin Van Butchell was one of the pioneers of high society cosmetic dentistry, but whose greatest claim to fame if for keeping the embalmed body of his deceased wife on display in his home.

Born in 1775, Van Butchell originally studied medicine under the celebrated physicians, John and William Hunter, but chose instead to practice dentistry, and very successfully too. Read more ›››