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Garretson, James Edmund (18 October 1828–26 October 1895), dentist and oral surgeon, wan born in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Jacob M. Garretson and Mary A. Powell. After receiving his early education at the Wilmington Classical Academy, Garretson became a student to Dr. Thatcher, a practicing dentist in Wilmington in 1850. Subsequently he practiced dentistry for a short time in Woodbury, New Jersey, after which he attended the Philadelphia College of Dental Surgery, where he obtained his dental degree in 1856. Garretson opened a practice as a dentist in Philadelphia while at the same time attending medical courses at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School; he obtained his M.D. in 1859. That same year he married Beulah Craft; the couple had two daughters....