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Last March several thousand dentists gathered in Baltimore, the birthplace of professional dentistry, to celebrate the centennial of the founding of the three basic features of the dental structure: education, literature and organization. The centenary meeting was the most successful in the history of dentistry; it epitomized the past and the present in effective contrast; it also afforded an excellent view of the future. The Proceedings, which gives a complete record of the centenary, is an important contribution to the literature of both dentistry and medicine. It should be considered as a necessary item of any good dental or medical library.
The section devoted to the historical exhibits, with its fine illustrations and detailed descriptions, is remarkably informative and interesting. Also of particular interest are the addresses delivered during the three morning sessions of the Celebration: "A Century of Science and Education," by Dr. William Mather Lewis, president of Lafayette
Proceedings Dental Centenary Celebration, Baltimore, Maryland, March 18, 19 and 20, 1940. JAMA. 1941;116(13):1487. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820130149037