Accession Number:

ADA170789

Title:

General Haig's Dental Surgeon from Paris : Sir Auguste Charles Valadier, a Pioneer in Maxillo-Facial Surgery.

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This research paper is an historical update on Sir August Charles Valadier, A French-American dentist credited with developing new techniques and equipment for treating maxillo-facial trauma during the Great War of 1914-1918. The paper explains how Valadier, a citizen of the United States, became the first dentist to serve with the British Expeditionary Force in the opening weeks of World War I. It further postulates that Valadier may very well have been the mysterious dental surgeon from Paris whose timely treatment of a high-ranking British officer eventually led to the decision to incorporate dental officers into the military force structure of Great Britain. Valadiers activities and accomplishments before, during, and after the war are detailed for dental and military historians. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE