Medicine: Bequests

Two prominent men made bequests last week for the advancement of medical knowledge. Both bequests honored colorful doctors.

¶Brigadier General Charles A. Lindbergh, winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for his autobiography (The Spirit of St. Louis), gave his $500 prize money to Columbia University's School of Dental and Oral Surgery, in memory of his maternal grandfather, Dentist Charles H. Land (1847-1922). A revolutionary figure in dentistry, Dr. Land perfected a way of enveloping defective teeth in porcelain jackets, and in 1884 invented a gas furnace for baking the porcelain. Lindbergh first made friends with Columbia Dental School when he started...

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