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"B.A. Rodrigues Ottolengui: Talk Presented at Dinner Meeting of the Robert Wilson Medical History Club"

Identifier: Mss 1034-063

Collection Overview

Paper on B.A. Rodrigues Ottolengui presented by Mary S. Miller on May 1, 2003 at a dinner meeting of the Robert Wilson Medical History Club. The paper details Ottolengui's life and work as an author and dentist and includes photocopies of: photographs taken by Ottolengui; images of Dr. Fone's Dental Hygiene School; excerpts from Items of interest, a dental journal edited by Ottolengui; a portrait of Ottolengui; and images of Ottolengui's dental office and dental cabinet.


  • Creation: 2003


Language of Material

Materials in English.

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Biographical Note

Benjamin Adolph Rodrigues Ottolengui (1861-1937) was born in Charleston, S.C., the son of writer Helen Rosalie Rodriguez (1843-1866) and theatrical manager and journalist Daniel Ottolengui. Dabbling in theater and writing, he left Charleston in 1877 for New York, where he became a leader in the dental and orthodontic fields, originating many practices, editing national journals and being a national spokesman. B.A. Rodrigues Ottolengui also wrote internationally acclaimed mystery novels, and was an authority on moths and butterflies.


1 folder (36 leaves) : ill., port. ; 28 cm.

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