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—04/08/1914
Dickinson Connection:
Class of 1854

Life Summary

Full name
  Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Slave State
No. of Spouses
  1
Family
 
John DeLancy Gorgas (father), Mary Ann Gorgas (mother), Anna E. Swormstedt (wife)
Education
  Dickinson (Carlisle College)
  Other
Other Education
  Baltimore College of Dental Surgery; University of Maryland
Occupation
  Military
  Doctor, Dentist or Nurse
  Other
Other Occupation
  Dentist
Military
  Union Army

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