Thomas W. Evans

Last updated
Thomas W. Evans
Thomas Wiltberger Evans.jpg
Born(1823-12-23)December 23, 1823
DiedNovember 14, 1897(1897-11-14) (aged 73)
Paris
Resting place Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia
NationalityAmerican
OccupationDentist
Awards Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur.

Thomas Wiltberger Evans (December 23, 1823 – November 14, 1897) was a dentist. He performed dental procedures on many heads of state, including Napoleon III, [1] and received numerous medals for his dentistry, [2] including the Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur. [3] He is noted for popularizing a number of techniques that have since become standard, including the use of amalgam fillings and of nitrous oxide. [4]

In 1868, Evans helped found the American Register , the first American newspaper published in Paris. [5] In 1884 he published the first English translation of the memoirs of Heinrich Heine, to which he also wrote the introduction. [3]

He was famous for having assisted the Empress Eugénie in escaping from Paris in 1870 after the Battle of Sedan. [3] [6]

He died in Paris, [1] [3] where he had lived for many years, and was buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia. In his will, he left money and land for the founding of what was to become the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Thomas W. Evans Memorial at the Woodlands Cemetery Thomas W. Evans Memorial.jpg
Thomas W. Evans Memorial at the Woodlands Cemetery

Related Research Articles

Dentistry Branch of medicine

Dentistry, also known as dental medicine and oral medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial area. Although primarily associated with teeth among the general public, the field of dentistry or dental medicine is not limited to teeth but includes other aspects of the craniofacial complex including the temporomandibular joint and other supporting, muscular, lymphatic, nervous, vascular, and anatomical structures.

Eugénie de Montijo Last Empress consort of the French as the wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French

DoñaMaría Eugenia Ignacia Agustina de Palafox y Kirkpatrick, 16th Countess of Teba, 15th Marchioness of Ardales, known as Eugénie de Montijo, was the last empress of the French (1853–1870) as the wife of Emperor Napoleon III.

Dentist Healthcare occupations caring for the mouth and teeth

A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a surgeon who specializes in dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The dentist's supporting team aids in providing oral health services. The dental team includes dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and sometimes dental therapists.

Alvin Kraenzlein athletics competitor

Alvin Christian "Al" Kraenzlein, known as "the father of the modern hurdling technique", was an American track-and-field athlete, and the first sportsman in the history of Olympic games to win four individual gold medals in a single discipline at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Before, Carl Schuhmann, a German athlete, won four Olympic titles in gymnastics and wrestling at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. As of 2016, Alvin Kraenzlein is the only track-and-field athlete who has won four individual titles at one Olympics. Kraenzlein is also known for developing a pioneering technique of straight-leg hurdling, which allowed him to set two world hurdle records. He is an Olympic Hall of Fame (1984) and USA Track & Field (1974) inductee.

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) is the dental school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the DMD degree, HSDM offers specialty training programs, advanced training programs, and a PhD program through the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Admission into the DMD program, as well as into the post-doctoral residency programs, is fiercely competitive. The program considers dentistry a specialty of medicine. Therefore, all students at HSDM experience dual citizenship between Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

The Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery was founded in 1856 in Philadelphia and was the second oldest operating school of dentistry in the United States by the time of its closing in 1909. From its faculty came what are today the dental schools of Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Chapin A. Harris American dentist

Chapin Aaron HarrisA.M., MD, D.D.S. was an American physician and dentist and dentistry school founder.

Michael Glick is an American dentist, professor and researcher. He served as editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) from 2005 until 2020 and as dean of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine until August 14, 2015.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is the dental school of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), an Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It is one of twelve graduate schools at Penn and one of several dental schools in Pennsylvania. It is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Willoughby D. Miller American dentist and microbiologist

Willoughby Dayton Miller (1853–1907) was an American dentist and the first oral microbiologist.

Carl E. Misch was an American prosthodontist recognized internationally for his clinical and academic contributions to the field of implant dentistry.

Dr. Thomas Fillebrown was an American dentist and the head of the American Dental Association from 1897–1898.

Katy Easterday American football and basketball player, track and field athlete, coach, college athletics administrator, and dentist

Roy Alexander "Katy" Easterday was an American football and basketball player, track and field athlete, coach, college athletics administrator, and dentist. He played at the halfback position for the Pittsburgh Panthers football teams from 1917 to 1918 and was selected as an All-American in 1918. Easterday served as the head football coach at Simmons College—now Hardin–Simmons University—from 1919 to 1920, at Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia from 1922 to 1923, and at Waynesburg University from 1925 to 1927, compiling a career college football record of 33–24–8.

Roscoe A. "Skip" Gougler was an American football player and coach, dentist, and professor of dentistry. He played at the halfback and quarterback positions for the Pittsburgh Panthers football teams from 1914 to 1918. He was selected as a second-team All-American in 1918. He also played two years of professional football, including the 1919 season with the Massillon Tigers of the Ohio League. He later coached football and became a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh’s dentistry school.

Women in dentistry in the United States

There is a long history of women in dentistry in the United States.

Women in dentistry

There is a long history of women in dentistry.

Washington Sheffield American dentist

Washington Wentworth Sheffield was an American dental surgeon best known for inventing modern toothpaste. With the help of his son Lucius T. Sheffield, he was also the first to sell the paste in collapsible tubes. He also made important contributions to the fields of dentistry and dental surgery. He was considered one of the most skilled dentists in New England and the United States. In 1896, Colgate & Company began selling its own toothpaste that mimicked Sheffield's ready-made toothpaste and sold it in collapsible tubes like Sheffield.

Dr. John Nutting Farrar was an American dentist who is considered to be "Father of American Orthodontics". He published several of his works in Dental Cosmos, and they are known to be monumental for the field of Orthodontics at that time. His paper published in 1876 was the first paper ever published about the movement of teeth in the field of dentistry.

Douglas Archibald Hamilton Ritchie was a Rhodesian dentist and politician. Born in the Colony of Jamaica to British parents, his family moved to the United Kingdom in his youth. After serving in the Royal Air Force during World War II, he moved to Southern Rhodesia and practised dentistry. He soon became one of the leading dentists in Rhodesia, and was elected to the Medical Council of Rhodesia in 1958. He entered politics in the 1960s, joining Rhodesian Front and representing the Salisbury suburb of Borrowdale as a member of parliament from 1965 to 1979. In the years following Zimbabwe's independence and the demise of Rhodesia, he emigrated to South Africa and engaged in general practice, dying there in 1999.

References

  1. 1 2 Times
  2. Times : "The doctor had every kind of decoration...the orders he received number over 200."
  3. 1 2 3 4 Johnson
  4. Reichhold, Nicolette (2014). James Ernest Heesom (1837–1927): A Yorkshire dentist in Paris. ISBN   978-1495330575.
  5. Hamon
  6. Times : "Dr. Evans was best known for his rescue of the Empress Eugénie..."