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