Early Medical and Dental Books
On exhibit August 19 - November 17, 2019
This small exhibition exemplifies Thomas Wiltberger Evans’s book collecting in the conjoined early history of, first, general medicine and surgery and, second, his specific field, dentistry. For Evans, a noticeably successful and prominent dental practitioner in his era, book collecting seemed a gentleman’s avocation. This survey of the collection indicates that, vocationally and avocationally, Evans was both a smart dentist and a smart collector.