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April 13, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(15):535-537. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400920031010

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Twentieth Anniversary of the Dental School of Harvard University.

At Huntington Hall, on March 11, were held exercises commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the Harvard Dental School. A large audience, composed of the alumni and their friends, many of whom were ladies, was present, and was much interested in the literary exercises. Chas. W. Elliot, LL.D., the President of Harvard University, presided in his usual easy and attractive manner, and in his brief words of welcome said that they had come together to felicitate the school and themselves on the work which the school had accomplished in the past twenty years. The school had some trials at its birth. The real difference of opinion was as to whether a dentist should be first educated in medicine and then adopt dentistry as a specialty, or whether a special school should be established for the sole education of

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