The strange tale of Martin van Butchell

  title={The strange tale of Martin van Butchell},
  author={D. Watkins},
  journal={British Dental Journal},
In the eighteenth century, a pedestrian strolling around Georgian London may have witnessed the bizarre sight of an ageing gentleman parading the streets on a painted horse and brandishing the jawbone of an ass. Not only was this man an eccentric, he was also a dentist. David Watkins here relates the remarkable story of Martin van Butchell, a dentist… CONTINUE READING