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Doctor Hunt, of Indianapolis, was elected twelfth president of the Association at the 1872 meeting at Niagara Falls. A resolution was adopted at that meeting recognizing and honoring Doctor Horace Wells as the introducer of anesthesia in the United States. Doctor Hunt was president of the Indiana State Dental Association from 1861 to 1864 and was again elected to that office in 1871. He invented several devices and methods useful to practicing dentists. He was born in Ohio in 1827 and died in 1896.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1872-1873: Phineas George Canning Hunt" (1977). ADA Presidents. 54.