Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 27, 1917)
The American Dentist
By Frederic J. Haskin.
Washington, Miy 24. According to
recent dispatches, the kaiser is a man
of great personal bravery. Or else,
he is a subtler diplomat than his pres
ent reputation would seem to indi
cate. When his majesty became af
flicted with toothache a few weeks
ago, he deliberately summoned an
American dentist to great headquart
ers and bade him repair the mon
A vision of the kaiser in an Ameri
can dental chair suggests various pos
sibilities. There are many Americans,
especially those with strong social
istic tendencies, who would be de
lighted to have the kaiser in such a
position. On the other hand, one is
reminded of the story of the martial
gentleman who ordered the enemy's
surgeon to attend him, with instruc
tions that death would be the penalty
if the treatment hurt.
In Justice to the American dental
Iirofession and to the kaiser, however,
t mult be admitted that American
aentists'have always been greatly ap
preciated in Europe. For years the
rourt dentist of Germany has been
in American, and the same has been
true of other countries. This is be
cause in the beginning Europeans
were slow to practice and develop
dentistry, and allowed Americans to
get in ahead of them. Today, there
is no better equipped and experienced
dental service in the world than that
of Germany, yet it still remains the
custom for the wealthy and the titled
to patronize American dentists.
In the United States, during the
early days of dentistry, the situation
was different Here the science ap
pealed to the individual rather than
to the people in general, who con
tinued to regard dentistry as a part
of medicine and to go to the family
doctor whenever their teeth- needed
attention. In 1839,' however, a few
energetic dental pioneers established
the Baltimore College of Dental .Sur
gery, Which marked the beginning of
dentistry as separate and distinct
Other dental schools toon opened,
hundreds of dentist were trained,
and, lured by the greater opportuni
ties for practice abroad, the emigra
tion of American dentists set in. Eu
rope welcomed them enthusiastically,
and rushed to have its teeth repaired.
Because the building of a career in
foreign country in those days re
quired a great deal more originality
and aggression than it does now, the
men who went to Europe to practice
dentistry were of a particularly high
type. They were not only gqod den
tists; they were men with particular
ly strong and attractive personalities
who made many friends in scientific
circlet and were not without their in
fluence on Europe.
One of the first dentists to achieve
any great recognition in Europe was
Dr. Francis Peabody Abbot, who for
years had a large practice in Berlin,
where he did a great deal to encour
age other American dentists. Dur
ing the civil war in this country, the
sympathy of; Europe was almost whol
ly with the south. Thus it was ex
tremely difficult for the union to bor
row any war money in Europe, but
through the influence of Dr. Abbot
and other American dentists in Ger
many, loans were at last secured.
At the same time, in France, Dr.
Thomas W. Evans, another American
. (dentist, was working vigorously for
the northern cause. Dr. Evans was
very skillful dentist, in sddition to
being an intelligent and fascinating
conversationalist, , and his friends
were among the most noted people of
Europe. It was Dr. Evans who first
introduced Louis Napoleon III to the
Princess Eugenie, afterward helping
Eugenie to escape to England when
her husband was deposed. Hence, it
was to Dr. Evans, an American and
one of his best friends, that Napoleon
turned for advice when the French
government was on the point of lend
ing money to the south. The doctor
went to America, made his own ob
servations and when he came back
s;ave a confidential report As a re
sult France did not lend money to the
Tkis part of Evans' career is tittle
known, but his name still lives in
Evans institute of the University of
Pennsylvania, to the establishment of
which he gave his fortune. The name
of Horace Wells, another American
dentist of about the same period, is
probably not as well known in the
United States as It Is in France,
where, in 1910, a monument was
erected to his memory. The monu
ment is dedicated "to Horace Wells,
the discoverer of surgical anesthesis,
and to his devoted French disciple,
Paul Bert" "
If the American dentist commanded
a wide popularity in Europe before
the war, he commands genuine devo
tion now. In the American hospital
in Paris he has worked day and night,
after serious artillery engagements,
building whole new jaws and making
new plates of teeth for wounded sol
diers. In this war, where so much of
the righting is done in the trenches,
most of the wounds are head wounds.
In an immense number of cases the
jaw is injured. But in any event,
the wounded man's teeth must be re
paired. , ,
The regular hours of the dental
corps of the American ambulance
hospital in Paris are from 9 until 5,
but when the wounded arrive in large
numbers from the front sleep is not
only postponed, but suspended, until
all the patients are cared for. ' At the
beginning of the war the French did
not realize the grave importance of
good dentition in their soldiers, and
as a result the teeth of a large per
centage of French wounded are in bad
condition. All are in need of scaling
and cleaning. Nineteen out of twenty
require fillings. Fifty per cent have
abscesses of one kind an,d another,
and nearly 20 per cent must be fur
nished with plates to replace lost
There are ten dentists and nine
nurses in the American ambulance
dental corps. In the morning each
of the doctors makes the rounds of a
certain number of beds in his di
vision! repairing the teeth of men
who cannot be moved to the dental
operating room and making plaster
casts of particularly difficult cases.
The treatment of a jaw wound is al
ways long and complicated; the den
tist must be a skillful surgeon, and
the apparatus required is elaborate.
In the first place, the misplaced bones
must be moved back into position and
held in place by splints. Some parts
of tissues, utterly destroyed, must be
replaced by metal or vulcanite. In
tome cases, the jaw bone itself is
missing, and has to be replaced by
a piece of bone taken from some other
portion of the patient's body say,
the - rib or the shin bone. All this
must be done by the dental surgeon
before the. plastic surgeon can begin
his molding of new features for the
patient with skin also grafted from
different parti of the body.
Other complicated caset are where
Hoover Will Use British Bread
Rules as Basis of War Regulations
' Washington, May 26. Food regula
tions of the allies which probably will
furnish the basis for similar rulet in
the United States are being assembled
by the government
American regulations probably will
be less stringent, but this is not de
terring Herbert C Hoover, selected
for food administrator, and other oir
ficials from giving careful study to
the codes of other warring nations.
Here are umt of the more striking
For public meals the allowance of
meat is based on an average of five
ounces for each luncheon and dinner,
and two ounces for each breakfast
served on non-meatless days.
Tuesdays are meatless days in Lon
don and Wednesday elsewhere in the
Potatoes musrnot be served except
on meatiest days and Fridays.
The making of any light fancy pas-
the teeth are shot out of place by bul
lets and become imbedded in the soft
tissues of the face and head. It also
happens that a nerve will be laid bare
by the fracture of a tooth which has
been hit by a bullet,' and cause the
most intense suffering to the wounded
man until it is cared for. These are
onlv some of the peculiar complica
tions coming under the care of the
American dentists working in the war
hospitals of fcurope, but they illus
trate the fact that too great attention
cannot be paid to the importance of
healthy" teeth in soldiers. If an
ahflresaed tooth should become lm
bedded in the tissues of -the nose or
cheek, for instance, it might cause
At the beginning of, the war Ger
many was tne oniy nation oi an inc
i- i:t- i: I .1.:-
DClllgerenis wnicn rcamcu una iaci,
Knr Hiteen vears nrietr to 1914. Ger
many had maintained den tar clinics
in its schools primarily to insure the
healthy dentition of the young men
going into the army. Once in the
army, the army dental corps saw to
it that every soldier's teeth remained
in good condition. No time was
wasted on account of toothache after
the men were in camp, and there was
no indigestion on account of their
inability to chew the army rations.
It may sound extreme to the layman
but the experts state that the superior
teeth of the German army have had
a great deal to do with its efficiency.
fortunately, all the American den
tists have not gone to Eurooe. Hun
dreds of them have already enlisted
in the Preparedness League ol Amer
ican Dentists and are ready to answer
the call of the government for dental
services as soon as the drafted army
begins to assemble. ,.'
-- - - i
1 . '
' I ,
' ..I I I -
: " . - ' - ' ,
When You Buy a
Used Car, Get a '
Good pne. '
!'' Don't just buy a used car, but get
one that hasn't been abused. -
Packard buyers are usually ex
perienced car owners. The cars
we take in trade have been care
fully cared for high grade-cars
such as Franklin, Stevens, Cadil-
lac and Pierce-Arrow.
Let us show you some high grade
used car bargains cars that are
in good condition.
' ' -
3m tVl Orr Meter Saba Ca 40th aad Panum Stt,
1 Omaha AIM Lin cola and Slaw City.
A Wonderful Motor
THE pulling power the snap the flexibility the silent,
smooth running Allen Motor makes you quickly realize
why the Allen consistently climbed to permanent popularity.
The "four" is by far the most economical and simple motor in
use today. Builders of high priced foreign cars concentrate
almost exclusively on this type.
' In tha Allen Motor you find eight year; of
continuous ' refinement " a mora highly effi
cient more enduring and more serviceable '
motor than that of any car in the tame price
field. That's a strong statement, but a dem
onstration will convince you.
Allen Cleeaie Tearing Can, la v
choice of S colors . . . . . f89S
Alloa Oauic 4 Paaaanf or Roaditer $89S
CoopcSim Oimo Sedan, 119$
F. 0. B. Foatorla, Ohle
STANDARD MOTOR CAR CO.
2020-22 Farnam Stmt
CARL CHANGSTROM, Prop.
' ' . ' Omaha. ,
- Douglas 170S.
' tutor AMrum TrB ALLEN MOTOR a-atffe COMPANY. Mknu. " nil
tries, muffins, crumpets, fancy tea
cakes and other light articles of food
No ornamental cake, or bun may be
Sale of bread, unless twelve hours
old, is prohibited.
All bread must be sold by weight
and all loaves must be one pound or
an even number of pounds.
Fifteen per cent of the sugar is al
lowed in cakes and in biscuits. Ten
per cent in buns. No sugar may be
used in scones. .
No person shall acquire supplies of
food beyond the needs of his ordinary
consumption. The food controller
may order the inspection of the prem
ises invwhich he has reason to believe
that hoarding is taking place.
No wheat, rye, rice or tapioca may
be used except for human foods.
The output of beer is limited to
the rate of 10,000,000 barrels per an
num, as compared with 36,000,000
barrels before the war.
Penalty for violation of any rule is
six months' imprisonment, or 100
fine, or both. .
After Next Tuesday
Washington, May 26. Weather
predictions for the week, beginning
May 27, 'issued by the weather bureau
today, are: ' ; '
Plains states and upper and middle
Mississippi valleys: .
Cool first part, followed by seasonal
temperatures after Tuesday. , First
half unsettled with local rains; later
half generally fair. .
Rocky Mountain . and plateau re
gions. Local rains probable first half
over northern and central parts.
Otherwise generally fair with tem
perature near or slightly below sea
Public Playgrounds to
Be Opened Wednesday
City Commissioner Hummel of
Sarks and playgrounds states he will
ave the public pleasure and rest
places ready for the opening next
A band concert will be held In
Hanscom park on Memorial day. Mu
nicipal beach will be ready for the
bathers, and the pools at Riverview
and Sprink Lake parks will be attend
ed by lifeguards and checkers.
Fifteen new merry-go-rounds have
been installed in the playgrounds.
REO 34-TON SPEED WAGON
f. o. b. Lansing, Mich.
TIME LOST IS MONEY LOST
There is absolutely no argument which can- disprove the enormous sav
ing in time accomplished by a good truck. It is your duty to save time
and accomplish all that you can. ...
Grant that the Reo truck is the same sturdy value always dominant in
Reo Products then ask us to show you why and how a truck will savp
you and make you money.
Distributors Easteriifrad Northern
Nebraska and Western Iowa
A. H. JONES
HASTINGS, NEBRASKA ,
Distributors Southern and Western Nebraska
and Northwestern Kansaa
Two-Ton Reo "Heavy
Duty" Truck :
f. o. b. Lansing, Mich.
The Maxwell Is Mechanically Right
We Waited Four Years To Say That
. , The makers of the Maxwell spent four years in developing the car. s Patient, per
s sistent, scientific refinement of one model that was the method. An automobile
that beats the world for endurance, efficiency, economy that's the result.
You knew the old story about the .nee between the barer
and the tortoise i x
hew the hare skipped about the fields nibbled clover
tops cut ell kinds of capers, trying to "show of."i
how the tortoise stuck to his job stayed in the middle
ml the xoad kept on going and won the race:
know that story and its moral.
No Experiment in Maxwell Mechanism
Borne automobile makers hare run aronnd after novelties
like the hare, trying to add untried "improvements" which
O pa rata better in advertising than on the car.
' But the Maxwell makers held fast to one model,
and when some one made a big how-de-do about his
latest novelty, the Maxwell makers strengthened a pin,
or simplified or improved a part of the Maxwell mechan
ism, or in other bif and little ways developed, refined, per
fected the one Maxwell modal.
V So that, in the end, the Maxwell won by the tortoise method.
The Maxwell World Endurance Champion
Mrs. Miriam Thayer Seelay, Professor at the Oregon Agri
cultural College, drove her Maxwell for 9,700 milas across the
swiuBenE ana oacK,
over every conceivable kind of road, across the desert and .
for $8.19 a month, including gasoline, oil and repairs.
Thousands of Maxwell owners get hard daily service out of
their cars at a cost of $6 to f 8 a month.
That's pretty near what the college professors call "an trrei
A Maxwell stock car a duplicate In every detail of your
Maxwell without .topping the motor, traveled 22,022 miles
in 44 days and nights,
v nd at a rate of 25 miles en hour and 22 miles per gallon
No other vehicle built by human beings ever did anything
Is compare with that feat,
, The Economy Champion Too ,
. ,. ? 9 Armm. " "7 that bis packing bouses "utilized
all the hog but the squeal."
That's the kind of economy yoa get in a Maxwell,
The Maxwell's Great Vital Organs
There's the frame combining greatest strength with great.
est flexibility. .
There's the wonderful radiator, that does Its work of cooling
at any speed and all the time. '
There's the world champion engine rugged, simple, with
power to spare. (
There's the great wear-proof clutch, running in oil the
most efficient we know of--bar none.
There's the transmission simple, trouble-proof self-lubricating.
And, besides, the Maxwell is a handsome, comfortable, com
pletely equipped car.
The Maxwell Is the Car Yoa Want
The Maxwell at $665 f . o. b. Detroit indeed is every man's
All we ask is a chance to show you the Maxwell.
The car will prove every statement we've made.
The Maxwell is mechanically right
. and we Anoui it '
RoaJtttr, fesOi Touring Car, $665; CabrioUt, $865; Town
Car, $91Sf Stdan, $98S; completely equipped, including
electric etarter and light. All price f.cb. Detroit.
C. W. FRANCIS AUTO CO.
2216-18 Farnam St.
Time Payments If Desired
Service Station v
2212 Harney St.
Powered by Open ONI