Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dental News: Winston Churchill's Teeth Fetch $24 000 at Auction

Saw this amusing article in the Toronto Star, here's the teaser quote:

LONDON—A partial set of dentures used by former British leader Winston Churchill — described as the teeth that saved the world — sold at auction Thursday for £15,200 ($24,556).
The upper dentures, one of several sets specially made for the wartime prime minister, were used to maintain his distinctively slurred speaking style. They were bought by a British collector of Churchill memorabilia at an auction in England at three times the estimated price.
The set of dentures were unique because they were designed to be loose-fitting so that Churchill could preserve the diction famous from World War II-era radio broadcasts, experts said.
You can read the rest of the article here: Winston Churchill's Teeth Fetch $24 000 at Auction

Source: Toronto Star Online, Read and Published July 29, 2010

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
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