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Greene Vardiman Black

Black, Greene Vardiman, 1836–1915, American dentist, b. Scott co., Ill. Professor at Chicago College of Dental Surgery (now part of Loyola Univ.) from 1883 to 1889 and professor (from 1891) and dean (from 1897) at the Northwestern Univ. dental school, he made large contributions to dentistry as teacher, as originator of methods and instruments, and as author. His works include Formation of Poisons by Microörganisms (1884), Dental Anatomy (1891), and Operative Dentistry (1908). The Black method of preparing amalgam alloys for fillings is still in use.

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