The subject, a native of Vermont, was one of the early practitioners of dentistry in America. He established a practice in New York in 1821 that lasted for the next forty-five years. In addition, he was one of the organizers and the first president of the Society of Surgeon Dentists of the City and State of New York founded in 1834. The subject was the grandfather of the donor and the father-in-law of the artist.
Gift of William F. Ward, through Mrs. Richard Billings
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