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Dr William Harland’s false teeth

Dr William Harland (1787-1866) was a successful physician, with his own medicinal baths on Vernon Place in Scarborough. He had also been Mayor of Scarborough on three occasions.

When his teeth decayed he made himself a new set of false teeth by carving the teeth of a hippopotamus. As well as these teeth, many objects associated with Dr Harland are on display including the original multitube steam carriage patented by Harland in 1827.