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date: 16 October 2019

Evans, Thomas Wiltbergerlocked

(23 December 1823–14 November 1897)
  • Milton B. Asbell

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Evans, Thomas Wiltberger (23 December 1823–14 November 1897), dentist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of William Milnor Evans, a retired army officer, and Catherine Anne Wiltberger. After a common school education, Evans was apprenticed at age fourteen to Joseph Warner, a gold- and silversmith whose business included the manufacture of instruments and artificial appliances for dentists. Influenced by this experience he sought and received an apprenticeship in 1841 with Dr. John DeHaven White, a prominent Philadelphia dentist. In addition he attended the Jefferson Medical College during the 1844–1845 session and secured an M.D. degree....

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