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Dr Augustus Woodruff Brown
Birth: 1803
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1895
Bennington County
Vermont, USA


Augustus Woodruff Brown, D.D.S., died July 5 at his summer residence, in Manchester, Vt., aged ninety. He was born in Litchfield, Conn., and was thought to be the oldest dentist in America at the time of his death. He practiced in New York City for half a century, and retired, with a fortune, fifteen years ago.

He was at first associated with Dr. Solomon Brown, his oldest brother, whose name was one of the best known in early dental literature. In their office, at 13 Park Place, New York City, the first dental society in the world was organized and the first dental journal planned. Those were the American Society of Dental Surgeons, of which Eleazar Parmly was first president, and the American Journal of Dental Science, of which Dr. Solomon Brown was first editor.

Dr. Augustus W. Brown at one time had the most lucrative practice in New York, and was widely known in social as well as professional circles.

One of the earliest honorary degrees of the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery* was conferred upon him.

He married Miss Emma Mandoville, who with two daughters survives him. He had nine children, but none of his sons lived to manhood.

Dr. E. Parmly Brown, son of his brother Solomon, studied with him, and is the only member of the family now in the dental profession.

The funeral services were held at Manchester, and the interment was in the family vault in old Marble Cemetery, New York City.

Obituary from The Dental Cosmos; a monthly record of dental science: Vol. XXXVII. [Vol. 37] / 1895, Volume: 37, Issue: 9, September, 1895, p. 817

* The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery was the first dental school in the world.
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