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Ash, Claudius (1792–1854), silversmith and dental supplier

Timothy Blatchford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Metalwork. 722 words.

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...

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Barber, Jesse Max

Ralph E. Luker.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1245 words.

Barber, Jesse Max (05 July 1878–23 September 1949), African-American journalist, dentist, and civil rights activist, was born in Blackstock, South Carolina, the son of Jesse Max Barber and...

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Bayne, Thomas

Chandra M. Miller.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1197 words.

Bayne, Thomas (1824–1889), dentist and politician, was born into slavery in North Carolina and was known as Samuel Nixon before his escape from bondage in 1855. He was sold several times...

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cast

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Art.

To reproduce an object, such as a piece of sculpture, by means of a mould (usually of plaster) taken from it. A cast is also the copy so produced.

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cautery

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The application of external heat to produce the searing or burning of living tissue. It is used to arrest capillary bleeding or to remove small growths. It may be used to remove or...

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Colyer, Sir (James) Frank (1866–1954), dental surgeon and museum curator

Susan L. Cohen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Conservation, Restoration, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 999 words.

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...

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copal

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Art.

Resin from various tropical trees which, during the 19th century, was cooked with oil to produce a picture varnish. Copal varnishes have been blamed for much of the cracking and darkening...

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Delany, Annie Elizabeth “Bessie”

Richard Harmond and Peter Wallenstein.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Education; Biographical Studies. 1549 words.

Delany, Annie Elizabeth “Bessie” (03 September 1891–25 September 1995), and Sarah Louise “Sadie” Delany (19 September 1889–25 January 1999), dentist and schoolteacher, were born in Raleigh,...

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Delany, Sarah Louise “Sadie”

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Education; Biographical Studies. 5 words.

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disc

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Architecture.

A thin flat circular object having abrasive particles on one or both surfaces used for smoothing or polishing. The abrasive particles are usually carborundum, garnet, diamond, or silica.

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