DENTISTS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE ARTS AND
SCIENCES OF THE WORLD'S HISTORY.
Y MANY, the dental profession is looked upon as a mere non-entity
in its contributions to society. To set at naught this erronious
theory and to prove that il is second to none in its benefits to
humanity, and gifts to society we submit a few of (he many famous
deeds accomplished by men of our profession.
Dr. Ambrose Pare' discovered the operation of ligation of arteries to
control hemorrhage, and the Swansbeak forceps for dialating wounds.
Dr. John Hunter contributed his famous collection of comparative anal-
only valued at $380,000.00, which is the basis of the famous museum of The
Royal College of Surgeons of London; and was surgeon-general of the British
forces in I 790.
Dr. J. Leon Williams of London contributed some of the most exquisite
volumes of literary productions of modern limes, "The Haunts and Hume of
Shakespeare," sold at $12.00 a volume, being one of his works. His art of the
science of photography is used in all art galleries of the world. He was a
writer for the Cosmopolitan Magazine, and painted a picture which sold
Paul Revere, the lien, of the Revolution, was a dentist, and he saved the
lives of Hancock and Adams who were the most strenuous supporters of the
revolution, and without whom we might yet be subjects of England. He
was also an artist, and his design of Ihe Boston Massacre we see in every
patriotic hall. He was the first to show identifications of dead bodies by
operations on the teeth.
Dr. N. Cooley Keep, the most skilful anaesthetist in the learned city of
Boston, was selected to administer anaesthesia to Mrs. Longfellow during her
confinement, This was the first time anaesthesia had ever been administered
Horace Wells gave a balm lo Ihe world thai neither tongue nor pen can
fully portray, being the author of prolonged anaesthesia for surgery.
Dr. \mos Wescotl invented the rotary churn lo separate cream from
milk. His attainment in Botany and Mineralogy caused Ihe Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute to confer upon him the honorary degree of Bachelor
of Natural Sciences. His son wrote the famous novel, "David Ilaruin."
Dr. W. C. Barrett the most thoroughly scientific bacteriologist in the
world. One of the most classical Historians of the ancient world, especially
of the Roman period.
Dr. .1. R. Spooncr—the finest Shakespearian engraver in the world.
Also a writer of note.
Dr. Hitchcock—a greal carver, some of his productions being "The
Buffalo Herd," "Last of the Mohicans," "The Judgment of Paris." Has fines!
museum of guns, pistols, and swords in the world.
Dr. Norman King-ley, Father of Modern Oral Surgery Inventor of