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Allen, Charles (fl. 1685–1687), writer on dentistry, published while living in Stonegate, York, the earliest known book in English devoted exclusively to treatment of the teeth: The operator for the teeth, shewing how to preserve the teeth and gums from all the accidents they are subject to...

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Ash, Claudius (1792–1854), silversmith and dental supplier, the second son of Sarjeant Ash (bap. 1755, d. 1820), silversmith, and his wife, Lydia, was born in London on 2 March 1792 and baptized with his younger brother William on 18 May 1794. At the time of his birth, and for several years before, it is likely that the family was settled in the neighbourhood of ...

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Bate, Charles Spence (1819–1889), dental surgeon and zoologist, was born on 16 March 1819 at Trenick House, in the parish of St Clement near Truro, Cornwall, the eldest son of Charles Bate (1789–1872), a Truro dentist, and his wife, Harriet Spence (1788–1879). After his education at ...

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Thomas Bell (1792–1880) by Maull & Polyblank, 1855 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, Thomas (1792–1880), dental surgeon and zoologist, was born at Poole, Dorset, on 11 October 1792, the only son of the surgeon Thomas Bell and his wife, Susan Gosse (d. 1829), formerly a teacher. After initial training with his father, Bell entered ...

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Bradlaw, Sir Robert Vivian (1905–1992), dentist, was born on 14 April 1905 at 7 Rathmines Road, Blackrock, Dublin, the son of Philip Archibald Bradlaw, dentist, and his wife, Henrietta Louise, née Samuel. He was a member of a large family with medical and dental connections. His father died when ...

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Cartwright, Samuel (1789–1864), dentist, was born at Northampton and originally trained there as an ivory turner. He went to London at an early age, wholly dependent upon himself for support, and became employed as a mechanical assistant to Charles Dumergue of Piccadilly, dentist to ...

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Colyer, Sir (James) Frank (1866–1954), dental surgeon and museum curator, was born on 25 September 1866 at 2 Loughborough Villas, Loughborough Road, Lambeth, London, one of the sons of James Colyer, dentist, and his wife, Rebecca Hastings, née Farrow. There is no information about ...

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Fox, Joseph (1775–1816), dental surgeon and philanthropist, the only son of Joseph Fox (1733–1795), dentist, and his wife, Mary (b. 1751, d. before 1795), daughter of the Revd John Rogers, a Baptist minister of Long Lane, Southwark, was born in Crooked Lane, Lombard Street, London...

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Grimaldi, Joseph [Giuseppe] (1709x16?–1788), dancer and dentist, was probably born between 1709 and 1716, perhaps in Malta, the son of the dancer John Baptist Grimaldi (fl. 1709–1741) and his wife, Catherine (d. 1773). Many details of his life and circumstances are based on hearsay, conjecture, and fragmentary information. He was one of a family of Italian entertainers who performed throughout ...