This was not the last indignity he told me that was performed on the men. Dentistry was in its first stages of development. Scavengers removed the teeth of the soldiers in order to form false teeth. It was obvious that the dead would not be using them, so removing them caused little if any amount of distress to the grave robbers.
All over England and Europe the Waterloo teeth were sought out for those whose dental hygiene was absent.
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