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Dentist chair from Eastman Dentist Clinic
Stockholm, Sweden, 1950s
Eastmaninstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden

This chair from the Eastman dental clinic for children reminds us that healthcare in pre-war Europe was largely dependent on the generosity of private donors such as the American businessman George Eastman. In the 1930s he founded and sponsored several dental clinics in Europe, which after the war were incorporated into public health services.