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Dental treatment in Medieval England

Overview of attention for article published in British Dental Journal, October 2004
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
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21 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
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1 Google+ user
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2 Redditors

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Title
Dental treatment in Medieval England
Published in
British Dental Journal, October 2004
DOI 10.1038/sj.bdj.4811723
Pubmed ID
Authors

T Anderson

Abstract

Medieval (12th-14th century) medical literature suggests that care of the teeth was largely limited to non-invasive treatment. Cures, mainly for toothache and "tooth worm" were based on herbal remedies, charms and amulets. Bloodletting was advised for certain types of toothache. There is also documentary evidence for powders to clean teeth and attempts at filling carious cavities. Surgical intervention for oral cancer and facial fracture is also known. Post-operative infection and abscess formation can be identified and early forms of false teeth are mentioned.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Malaysia 1 3%
Spain 1 3%
Russia 1 3%
Unknown 29 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 19%
Researcher 5 16%
Student > Master 5 16%
Student > Postgraduate 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Other 7 22%
Unknown 1 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 31%
Arts and Humanities 6 19%
Social Sciences 5 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 9%
Chemistry 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 1 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 45. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 February 2019.
All research outputs
#444,731
of 14,667,377 outputs
Outputs from British Dental Journal
#67
of 4,907 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,143
of 133,040 outputs
Outputs of similar age from British Dental Journal
#1
of 191 outputs
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