Excerpt from History of Dental Surgery, Vol. 3 of 3: Biographies of Pioneer American Dentists and Their Successors The compilation of biographical dam of the fathers of American dental surgery was begun by the author in I'.HDO. Their first published appearance was in The Dental Review (Vol. XVI, March, 1902, P. 240). lu the same issue L)r. C. X. Joint son editorially says of them, Beginning in this issue of The Denial Renew we purpose publishing a series of biographical sketches of prominent men of the past connected with the profession of dentistry logether with their portraits. A sketch will appear each mouth, and we predict that they will make most interesting reading. They arc from flic able pen of Dr. Burton L. Tlmrpe, of St. I-mis, who has spent much time and energy in gathering together the necessary data, and who is especially well i)iiip)ied for the work. Dr. Thorpe brings an enthusiasm into this effort which must make for success so far as a faithful and vivid presentation of the chief characteristics of the leading men of the profession is concerned. Wo promise n rare front to our readers, such as is t often afforded them in the pages of dental periodical literature. The following issue (April) he also says editorially. If is with much pleasure that we te the lively interest being taken in the 'Historical Sketches' by Dr. Tlmipc, in The Denial Review. It is a healthy sign when dentists are desirous of kwing something about the men who gave an impetus 1o the early development of the profession, and the time seems propitious for placing on record the chief events in the professional careers of those pioneers, etc. These sketches appeared monthly in The Denial Review until the March issue, 1904, when the author became Associate Editor of The Denial Brief, in which journal they have appeared monthly to December issue 190S. To these already published, twenty-nine unpublished sketches have been added for this volume. The author gratefully ackwledges his indebtedness to those who have so generously assisted him in this compilation by furnishing data, illustrations, etc. His especial thanks are herewith given to Drs. Wm. II. Trueman of Philadelphia (himself an encyclopedia on dental history), also to Dr. Oho?. McManus, Chairman Committee on History, National Dental Associn-lion, Hartford, Conn., Dr. 11. A. Smith. Cincinnati, the late Dr. Jonathan Taft, Dr. A. II. Fuller, St. Iyuiis, for the use of his library of periodic dental literature. and to all others who have assisted in this collation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.