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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Archival Collections ➔ Archival Collection #117 Study Of Water Fluoridation And Dental Health Collection

Identifier:
2000.45.1
Description:
Archival Collection #117 Study Of Water Fluoridation And Dental Health Collection is a portion of the items used in the traveling exhibition 'The Fluoride Story'. The collection includes original research documents and documents related to the study of the effects of adding fluoride to Grand Rapids' drinking water supply. Realia also includes related materials used in the study and exhibition, including research and dental tools, fluoride specimens, teeth models, and pharmaceutical fluoride; commemorative fluoride poster.

These items document Grand Rapids’ participation in the milestone national study which proved the benefits to dental health of adding fluoride to a community's drinking water supply. Some of these items were given to the National Institute of Dental Research by the wife of Dr. H. Trendley Dean, for use in the exhibition 'The Fluoride Story'; others were collected for the purpose of the exhibit from various sources. The documents and artifacts in this collection were amassed by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for the exhibition 'The Fluoride Story'.

A full listing of the contents of this collection can be found in the finding aid that is attached to the media section of this catalog entry.
Date:
1916 – 1995
Materials:
Paper, Wood, Glass, Metal, Cardboard
Source:
Gift Of National Institutes Of Health National Institute Of Dental And Craniofacial Research
Makers/Donors
National Institute Of Dental And Craniofacial Research, National Institutes Of Health

Dr. H. Trendley Dean, D.D.S.

Dr. Frederick S. Mckay, D.D.S.

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Health