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06-08-2010, 01:10 PM
In 1940 it cost forty cents to have a tooth extracted by a dentist.
That is 93% of one hour's work at minimum wage in 1940.
06-08-2010, 02:43 PM
Malpractice insurance was a lot cheaper then. A lot less equipment, too. Plus, people didn't take care of their teeth like they do know, so the dentist probably just had to give the tooth a good flick and it's out.
06-08-2010, 05:41 PM
And 45 cents if you wanted him to wash his hands.
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