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Arthur Bertram Gabel lecture and research notes

Ms. Coll. 1191

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Gabel, Arthur Bertram
Title:
Arthur Bertram Gabel lecture and research notes
Date [inclusive]:
1921-1952
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1191
Extent:
0.7 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language:
English
Language Note:
The majority of this collection is written in English but a significant portion of the "Brazil lecture notes" section is written in Portuguese.
Abstract:
Arthur Bertram Gabel was a professor in the dental school at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the American Textbook of Operative Dentistry. This collection contains Arthur Bertram Gabel’s lecture and research notes. There are four types of notes in this collection; Brazil lecture notes, student lecture notes, professional lecture notes, and research notes, which range in date from 1921 to 1952. The research concerns the “flow of methyl methacrylates” and the lectures cover a wide range of dental topics.
Cite as:
Arthur Bertram Gabel lecture and research notes, 1921-1952, Ms. Coll. 1191, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Arthur Bertram Gabel was a professor in the dental school at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of the American Textbook of Operative Dentistry. He was born in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania in 1890 and went on to be a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1910, Columbia University in 1917, and the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1925. He studied at the École Supérieure d'Électricité and the Sorbonne in Paris in 1919. He had a long career as a professor of physics at schools including Princeton Preparatory School from 1914 to 1916, Columbia University from 1916 to 1917, and the University of Pennsylvania Dental School from 1922 to 1925. He was also a professor and department head of operative dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania from 1931 until his retirement and was a visiting professor at the dental school of the University of São Paulo, Brazil from 1951 to 1953.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Arthur Bertram Gabel’s lecture and research notes. There are four types of notes in this collection; Brazil lecture notes, student lecture notes, professional lecture notes, and research notes. The dates of the collection range from 1921 to 1952. The student lecture notes are from 1921 to 1925, when he was a student at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. The professional lectures and research notes date from 1942 to 1943 when he was a professor and department head at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. The Brazil lecture notes are from 1952 when Gabel was a visiting professor at the dental school of the University of São Paulo. The research concerns the “flow of methyl methacrylates” and the lectures cover a wide range of dental topics.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2016 March 23

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kelin Baldridge

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Universidade de São Paulo.
  • University of Pennsylvania. School of Dental Medicine.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lecture notes
  • Research notes
Subject(s)
  • Dental students
  • Dentistry--Brazil
  • Dentistry--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History
  • Dentistry--Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Student lecture notes, prosthetic technique (Dr. Turner and Dr. Allwood), 1921-1922.

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Student lecture notes, dental history (Dr. Hofwell and Dr. Smith), surgical anatomy (Dr. Guntio), and metallurgy (Dr. Ryan), 1922.

1 3

Student lecture notes, physiology (Dr. Light), operative technique (Dr. Allen), pathology (Dr. Appleton), bacteriology (Dr. Appleton), and bacteriology lab, 1922-1923.

1 4

Student lecture notes, general pathology (Dr. McFarland), first semester, 1923-1924.

1 5

Student lecture notes, operative dentistry (Dr. Lewis and Dr. Vickers) and prosthetic dentistry (Dr. Turner and Dr. Fox), 1923-1924.

1 6

Student lecture notes, crown and bridge (Dr. Eglina and Dr. Cutriken), dental pathology (Dr. Swing), and orthodontia (Dr. Mershona and Dr. Ross), second semester, 1924.

1 7

Student lecture notes, orthodontia (Dr. Johnson), anesthesia (Dr. Prinz and Dr. Ivy), dental history (Dr. Prinz), surgical prosthesis (Dr. Turner), and ceramics (Dr. Capon), first semester, 1924-1925.

1 8

Student lecture notes, operative dentistry (Dr. Lewis), radiography (Dr. Ennis), therapeutics (Dr. Prinz), and Maxillo facial surgery (Dr. Dorrouce), 1924-1925.

1 9

Student lecture notes, economics and jurisprudence (Mr. Rainey and Mr. Alker) and oral hygiene (Dr. Prinz and Dr. Aiguier), second semester, 1925.

1 10

Professional lecture notes on root canal therapy, 1942.

2 1

Professional lecture notes on therapeutics and operative dentistry, 1942.

2 2

Research notes, 1943.

2 3

Brazil lecture notes, 1952.

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