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Doctor Harlan, of Chicago, was elected thirtieth president of the Association at the 1890 meeting at Excelsior Springs, Missouri. He had served as first vice president the two preceding years and as corresponding secretary from 1882 until 1887. Doctor Harlan was professor of materia medica and therapeutics at the Chicago College of Dental Surgery for more than 20 years. He established the Dental Review and was its editor for many years. Doctor Harlan served as president of the Illinois and Chicago dental societies and as secretary of the World's Columbian Dental Congress. He was born in Indiana in 1851 and died in 1909.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1890-1891: Alison Wright Harlan" (1977). ADA Presidents. 47.