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|Dr James Hunter Downie|
|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1864|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1948|
James Hunter Downie's birth is given as Orchard Lake but it was also known as Scotch Settlement.
Dr. Downie, the son-in-law of Dr. Isaac Douglas (Find A Grave Memorial# 9754071), was an 1890 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Department of Dentistry, Nashville, Tennessee.
He had a DDS degree that is the one awarded by the majority of dental schools in the United States. The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery was established in 1840 and was THE FIRST DENTAL SCHOOL IN THE WORLD and thus the first to grant the DDS degree. The DMD degree was first used in 1867 when Harvard established the first university affiliated dental school. The reason this degree is DMD rather than DDM is that it stands for the Latin "Dentariae Medicinae Doctor."
Elizabeth Douglas Downie (1866 - 1950)*
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Record added: Nov 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9754081
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