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University of Pennsylvania Dental Collection, 1885-1935

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Collector:
University of Pennsylvania
Medical Sciences, Division of, NMAH, SI
Author:
Ziesel, William Dr
Darby, Edwin Tyler Dr
Subject:
Adams, Henry 1838-1918
University of Pennsylvania
National Dental Association
Physical description:
0.66 cu. ft.: 2 boxes
Type:
Menus
Collection descriptions
Programs
Notebooks
Articles
Lectures
Correspondence
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date:
1885
1885-1935
1880-1940
1930-1950
Notes:
Dr. William Ziesel, who developed a surgical technique to eliminate pyorrhea, practiced dentistry in Philadelphia.
Dr. Darby was one of the founders of the dental school at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a professor of operative dentistry, 1878-1926, then Emeritus Professor for five years. An attempt was made to set up a Chair of Operative Dentistry in his name. Ziesel referred to Darby as a supporter of his methods to eliminate pyorrhea.
Summary:
Papers of two dentists: Ziesel, who developed a technique and instruments for treating pyorrhea, and Darby, a founder of the University of Pennsylvania dental school. The papers are largely mementoes of several occasions on which Dr. Darby was honored. They also include a record of the practice of an unnamed dentist that began in May 1885.
Articles, speeches, lectures, correspondence, unidentified photographs; autograph book of attendees at testimonial dinner for Darby, dinner menus and programs; copies of journal entitled The Dental Cosmos, with articles by Ziesel; notebook of an unidentified dentist with names of patients, including Mr. and Mrs. Henry Adams; notebook presumably belonging to Lt. Cmdr. G. R. Bevan.
Collection contains speeches and articles in which Ziesel describes his surgical techniques and instruments used in pyorrhea treatment. The series begins in 1919 when he asked the National Dental Association to allow him to speak at its annual convention, but his proposal was late and he was refused. It encompasses his disagreements with entrenched traditionalists, correspondence with many dentists interested in copying technique, work with patients referred for surgery, and his attempts to have this surgery made part of dental school curriculum.
Cite as:
University of Pennsylvania Dental Collection, 1885-1935, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Dentists
Dentistry
Dental instruments and apparatus
Dental schools
Periodontal disease
Local number:
218383 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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