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|Dr Steele F Gilmore|
|Death: ||1932, USA|
Dr. Steele F. Gilmore is listed in Beecher and Polk dental directories from 1884 until 1928 (the last year Polk was published). He was listed as a dentist in the 1880 census when he was 31 years old. No educational details were given in Polk directories meaning he was either self taught or served a preceptorship under a practicing dentist.
"Doctor" Gilmore since he was not formally educated in dentistry did not hold a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree but many practitioners of dentistry were "grandfathered" and allowed to continue practicing during the early years of dentistry's establishment as a profession.
Despite this he was held in very high regard in dentistry, he was a teacher, an inventor and a published expert in dentistry.
In an article in Oral Hygiene, vol. 11, on the Indiana Dental College written in or prior to 1921 Dr. Steele F. Gilmore was mentioned as a prominent member of the faculty.
I have been able to document patents of dental significance dating from March 1892 till May 1929. He was published in Dental Cosmos (1859-1936) the pre-emanate journal of the day and the forerunner of the Journal of the American Dental Association after a merger. He also contributed to textbooks in dentistry.
He was born in Pennsylvania somewhere between September 1848 and 1852 of parents from Scotland (father) and Ireland (mother). Census figures give the more exact first date and the gravestone giver the latter.
I will pick this narrative up soon and also address his relation with A,L. Jones as a partner pictured at right.
Hettie Blair Gilmore (1852 - 1928)
William Steele Gilmore (1884 - 1978)*
Hazel Gilmore (1886 - 1969)*
Nellie B Gilmore (1886 - 1930)*
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Originally Created by: Janet Elliott Douglas
Record added: Nov 30, 2010
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