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The first president of the United States of America is notorious for many reasons, perhaps most unfortunately among them being his poor dental hygiene. While the widely told myth that he had wooden teeth is not true, George Washington did have dentures and the lower set of his last pair can be found at the New York Academy of Medicine along with the last real tooth that was removed from his mouth. Untapped Cities Insiders got to see these historical items up close on a recent tour of the Academy’s Rare Book Room with Anne Garner, the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and Arlene Shaner, the historical collections librarian.

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