King Louis XIV of France may be known as the "Sun King" but not everything about his life was bright and splendid. In this episode we discuss the crippling dental difficulties that plagued Louis and possibly increase your appreciation of modern anesthesia.
Antoine d'Aquinas, Guy Crescent Fagon, Antoine Vallot, Journal de la santé du roi Louis XIV à de l'année 1647 l'année 1711, Auguste Durand (1862).
Colin Jones, The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris, Oxford University Press (2014).
David L. Smith, Louis XIV, Cambridge University Press (1992).
John B. Wolf, Louis XIV, W.W. Norton and Co. Inc. (1968).
“The Teeth of Louis Quatorze”, British Medical Journal,1: 1375 (7 May 1887) pp. 1001-1002.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)