Benno E. Lischer Papers


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Benno E. Lischer Papers


  • 1906-1957 (Creation)
  • 1906-1957 (Creation)


1.50 Linear Feet

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Biographical history

Benno E. Lischer was the former dean of Washington University School of Dentistry, serving in that role from 1933 to 1945. Lischer also was an alumna of the dental school, having obtained his D.M.D. in 1900. After graduation, he served as Professor of Orthodontics until 1924, and had a private practice at the same time. He resigned in 1924 to teach orthodontics at University of Michigan and University of California until his return to St. Louis to become Dean.

Scope and content

Manuscripts, 1912-1940 and two volumes of reprints labelled: "Contributions to the dental literature, 1906-1928, and "Addresses, reprints," 1933-1957. The addresses include manuscripts as well as reprints. Subjects include dental education in general, and orthodontics. A few of the manuscripts concern the Washington University School of Dentistry, its history and the Department of Orthodontics.

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  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Immediate source of acquisition

Transfer, Becker Library copy: Harriett L. Steuernagel, Washington University School of Dental Medicine, 9 August 1991, (1992-013: FC104 (Benno E. Lischer papers): Reprints of scientific and other papers by a dean of the WU School of Dentistry, 1906-1957, 1 lin. ft.)

Transfer, Becker Library copy: WU School of Dental Medicine, 25 June 1992. (1992-083: FC104 (Lischer, Benno E., papers), 2 files, n.d.))

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