[Erie, Penna? n. p., 1949]. First edition. 8vo, original red cloth, black lettering, 113,  pages. Illus. Text-block edges somewhat foxed; a very good copy. Item #9779
Biographical sketches of notable early Northwestern Pennsylvania dentists; Balthaser also recounts the highlights of Society conventions since the 1860s (papers read, discussions held, etc.). Issues range from the early efforts to eliminate unlicensed practitioners, through the adoption of such innovations as Electro Magnetic Mallet, to the contemporary scourge of "Bureaucratic Medicine."