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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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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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Fox, Joseph

R. A. Cohen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Dentistry; Medical Dentistry. 1129 words.

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,...

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spreader

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Maritime History.

A tapered fine pointed metal hand instrument used to laterally compress gutta-percha endodontic points in a root canal during the obturation phase of root canal therapy.

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