GOING TO THE DENTIST
There is evidence that dentistry was practised in the Low Furness area where the village of Barrow was situated.
John Summers, a nineteenth century dentist, from Newcastle practised his 'profession' in 1803 at the house of an innkeeper named John Burnett.
(From one of his handbills): "He begs leave to observe, that he is the only Person in the Kingdom who can extract a Tooth in the most decayed State, without Pain to the Patient; He also professes CLEANING, SCALING AND PLANTING TEETH, From one to a Complete Set. NB -
Source for Disease and Cures Chapter five “Life and Tradition in the Lake District” by Dr. W.Rollinson.