Excerpt from Biographies of the Founders, Prominent Early Members and Ex-PresidentsThe collection and compilation of data and photographs of the Organizers and Ex-Presidents of the Missouri State Dental Association was begun by the writer in 1899,MoreExcerpt from Biographies of the Founders, Prominent Early Members and Ex-PresidentsThe collection and compilation of data and photographs of the Organizers and Ex-Presidents of the Missouri State Dental Association was begun by the writer in 1899, and continued, at odd moments, until 1907, when the Association made an appropriation for the publication of the same.The object of this volume is to permanently and as nearly authentically as possible, put on record the work accomplished by the men who were our pioneers in the organization and those who have been elevated to the presidency, the highest honor in the gift of the Association, thatWhen other men our lands will till -When other men our streets will fill,And other birds will sing as gay -As bright the sunshine as to-day,A hundred years from now,future generations may know what these men have achieved.The first record of a regular dental practitioner in Missouri appears in The Missouri Gazette (published at St.
Louis) December, 1809, which states:A well-bred surgeon-dentist, Dr. Paul, has the honor of informing his friends in particular and the public in general, that he is prepared to practice in all the branches belonging to his profesion, viz., extracting, cleaning, plugging and strengthening the teeth, also making artificial ones.In 1830, Dr. D. T. Evans informed the citizens of St. Louis and its vicinity that he had established himself in this place for the purpose of devoting himself to the practice of dental surgery.Following these came the men who are the subjects of these biographies.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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