About: The vast majority of the books on dentistry comes from the former collection of the School of Dentistry Library. Under the nurturing influence and support of Dr. H. Edmund Friesell, dean of the school (1903-1946) and a collector of autographs, the library assembled a comprehensive collection of dental literature. It includes such gems from dental and related fields as: Arcolani’s Practica (1504 and 1557), Ryff’s Neu gross distiller (1556), Charleton’s Natural history of nutrition, life, and voluntary motion (1659), multiple 18th century editions of Fauchard’s Le chirurgien dentiste, Herbert’s Le citoyen dentiste (1778), Hunter’s The natural history of the human teeth (1771 and 1778), Hurlock’s A practical treatise upon dentition (1742), Tillet’s Traité complet de l’art du dentiste (1828, written under a pseudonym F. Maury), Mouton’s Essay d’odontotechnie (1746). The Dental Library legacy left us with an impressive selection of materials gathered by W. Harry Archer on discovery of anesthesia and its discoverer Horace Wells as well as an almost complete collection of early dental Americana. The latter includes works of Woofendale (1783), Skinner (1801), James (1814), Parmly (1819), Flagg (1822), Gidney (1824), Koecker (1828), Wells (1838), and Harris (1839).