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Catalog Number 02.0019.053
Title Extracting Forceps
Description Steel. Smooth bowed handles. Jaws are rusted shut. Jaws are bent and form a round tunnel with a hood on the back to complete the tunnel. Unknown maker.
Object Name Forceps, Dental
Date early 20th century
Collection H. Trendley Dean Collection
Accession number 02.0019.053
Caption Extracting Forceps
Catalog date 2004-10-06
Catalog type History
Provenance Used by Dr. H. Trendley Dean (1893-1962), the first dental scientist a the National Institute of Health (1931-1953). He was most known for his studies of mottled teeth, fluoride, and dental caries which resulted in the first city-wide addition of fluoride to drinking water in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1945. He became the first director of the National Institute of Dental Research in 1948, where he remained until he retired.

Number of images 1
Updated 2012-09-25
Condition Good
Organizations NIH; NIDR (National Institute of Dental Research) (1948-1998)
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Dean, H. Trendley
Jaquet, Brent