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Manchester Odontological Society Archive

Date range: 1883–1934.

Manchester Odontological Society was founded in 1885, its objects being ‘the diffusion of knowledge and the promotion of intercourse among dentists, and the advancement of the general interests of the dental profession.’

The Society was established two years after the foundation of the Victoria Dental Hospital in Manchester, which provided dental training for students at Owens College Medical School and pioneered the academic teaching of dentistry.

he original Odontological Society became part of the East Lancashire and East Cheshire branch of the British Dental Association in 1920.

In 1946 the Society was refounded by a group of local dentists, and in 1950 it merged with the Manchester Medical Society, becoming its Section of Odontology.

The documents relate only to the earlier history of the Manchester Odontological Society, and no minutes have survived.

There is a copy of the Society’s laws and an incomplete collection of its Transactions.

There is also a small body of material relating to the Society’s library and to various social events.

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Findng aids

Catalogue available online via ELGAR.


Main Library

Using the reading room in the Main Library