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Black Dental Medicine History

Dr. James Brister

Written by Laurel Graham, Head of the Leon Levy Dental Medicine Library:

Dr. James Brister (1858-1916) grew up in Philadelphia as one of four children. His father, Joseph Brister, was a dentist on Pine Street and worked for the abolition of slavery.


For more information, please read the article:  A look at eight pioneering figures in Black history at Penn By Avalon Morell and Mona Lee 02/21/18 and look at the PDF attached below.