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Gorgas, Ferdinand James Samuel

Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas, detail

One of the pioneers of modern dentistry, Gorgas was born in northern Virginia. After a Dickinson degree in 1854, he attended dental school in Baltimore, taught there, and then took his MD at the University of Maryland in 1863. He served as a surgeon in the Union Army during the war and after became founding dean of the Maryland University Dental School.

Life span: 
07/27/1835 to 04/08/1914
Dickinson Connection: 
Class of 1854


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