Practical dental metallurgy

1. Joseph Dupuy Hodgen (b.1865, d.1949)
2. Guy S. Millberry (b.1872, d.1952)
3. C.V. Mosby Company (estab. 1906, closed 1967)
Practical dental metallurgy: a text- and reference-book for students and practitioners of dentistry, hardcover edition.
This book covers the properties of metals commonly used in dentistry.

Joseph Dupuy Hodgen received his D.D.S. degree from the Dental Department of the University of California in November, 1887, he went to Woodland, where he entered practice with his father, who practiced some dentistry along with his medical practice.
In 1891 he was appointed a member of the State Board of Dental Examiners by Governor Markham and remained a member and Secretary until December, 1897. In 1891, in response to an invitation from the faculty, he came to San Francisco to become Superintendent of the Infirmary, which position he held until 1894.

On January 26, 1892, he was appointed assistant to Professor Goddard in Dental Metallurgy, serving as Instructor in Chemistry and Metallurgy under both Dr. Goddard and Professor Lengfeld until 1900, when he was appointed, by the Regents, Professor of Chemistry and Metallurgy, which position he held until 1907. In September, 1896, he published the first edition of his Practical Dental Metallurgy. This book with revisions is now used in many dental colleges in the United States.

Guy S. Millberry graduated from Dental College of the University of California in 1901. Initially he set up in private practice in San Francisco, but within two years he returned to the University of California San Francisco to take the post of laboratory assistant in chemistry and metallurgy. In 1906 Guy Millberry came to the University fulltime as Superintendent of the Infirmary and acting Professor of Chemistry and Metallurgy. By 1910 he was promoted to Professor of Chemistry and Metallurgy, and by 1914 was named Dean of Dentistry.
Interested in expanding public health with respect to dentistry, Dr. Millberry served in the American Public Health Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the California Academy of Sciences, the American Dental Association, and a number of dental honor societies. He published numerous papers on dental education and public health and was an editor of the textbook, Dental Metallurgy.
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paper, ink, cardboard
20.4 x 13.8 x 3.0 cm
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Gift of John Gibson, 2022
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Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum Category


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