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ADA Presidents Album


Doctor Friesell, of Pittsburgh, became the fifty-eighth president of the Association at the 1920 meeting in Boston. For 43 years Doctor Friesell was professor of operative dentistry and dean of the School of Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh. He was known for his research in dental caries, anatomy, histology, and operative dentistry. He served as president of the Pennsylvania State Dental Society, the American Association of Dental Schools, the National Association of Dental Faculties, the American College of Dentists and the American Academy of Dental Surgeons. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1873 and died in 1946.

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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.