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ADA Presidents Album


Doctor Watt, of Xenia, Ohio, was elected second president of the Association at the 1862 meeting in Cleveland. This meeting and others in the early years of the Association were devoted largely to papers and discussions on clinical and scientific subjects, rather than organizational and policy matters. Doctor Watt was also a member of the Committee on Dental Chemistry. Other standing committees were: Dental Physiology, Dental Pathology and Surgery, Mechanical Dentistry, Dental Education, Publication, Dental Literature, Prize Essays, and Arrangements. Doctor Watt was a physician as well as a dentist and was a professor of chemistry and metallurgy at the Ohio College of Dental Surgery. He was born in Ohio in 1820 and died in 1893.

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Content comprises text (a brief biography and historical highlights), facsimile of autograph and a photographic portrait for each ADA President from 1860 to 1977.