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Model of an adult skull, illustrating overdevelopment of the jaw, England, 1950-1970

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The model shown in the top right corner is of the front part of an adult skull. It was created by dentist and oral surgeon Dr Desmond Greer Walker (1911-1987). It illustrated overdevelopment of the lower jaw. The model is fitted with a sprung jaw to demonstrate the bite and the angle where the lower and upper teeth meet.

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1987-1159/11

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