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ADA Presidents Album


Doctor Buckingham, of Philadelphia, was elected thirteenth president of the Association at the 1873 meeting at Put-In-Bay, Ohio. A gold medal was presented at that meeting to Doctor Sanford C. Barnum, who originated the rubber dam for use in dental operations. Doctor Buckingham, a dental educator, was a delegate from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, of which he was one of the founders. He was born in Delaware in 1816 and died in 1883.

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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.