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​What the Lindsay Society does

Dental Historian

Dental Historian is the journal of the Lindsay Society the History of Dentistry.

Its contents are wide-ranging, to be of interest both to researchers and general readers. 

It includes results of recent research, memories of the profession and other relevant information.

The journal is usually published twice-yearly and is indexed on Medline. It is free to members.

 Online archive





​Contents of the latest issue - January 2020:

  • Lindsay Society meeting 2019
  • Fathers and their sons - the Samuel Cartwrights senior and junior
  • The past and future of the seaweed derived impression material alginate
  • History of the Dental Manufacturing Company Ltd
  • 50th consecutive annual reunion for Guys Hospital 69 Club
  • Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sissi) 1837-1898
  • A H R "Jack" Rowe (1925-2019)
  • Mrs Lloyd George and the first women students at the Royal School of Dentists 1916 to 1926
  • The Brisbane Dental Hospital and Queensland University Dental College building alias "The Palace": a literature review 1941-2015
  • The reform of dentistry, the Manchester Movement and Sidney Wormald the dentist from Stockport

Submission of an article

Anyone with the results of historical research or a relevant story to tell is welcome to submit a paper for publication. 

If you would like to do this please send it as an email attachment to Margaret Wilson, Editor, 

Dental Historian is sent free to members of the Lindsay Society. 

Non-members wishing to purchase a single issue can do so by sending a cheque for £16 sterling made out to the Lindsay Society to the Distribution Manager, Dr G Garnett, Hey Barn, Back Lane, Newton-in-Bowland, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 3EE.​​ 

Annual Conference​ 2020
2nd - 4th October, Bath
Programme to be confirmed but put the dates in your diary.  

For more information about the annual conference please contact the Honorary Secretary Dr Brian Williams.    

Previous conferences 2019

A successful, enjoyable and educational conference took place on  Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October 2019 in Leicester.  

The Saturday and Sunday morning lecture sessions were an eclectic mix of thought provoking, surprising and amusing talks covering many aspects of dental history.
Enjoy our Facebook photo album of the event.

For more information about the annual conference please contact the Honorary Secretary Dr Brian Williams.