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Dr Truman William Brophy
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1848
Will County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1928
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Known as "Father of Oral Dentistry"

Truman W. Brophy was a renowned oral surgeon who developed innovative techniques for correcting cleft palate and harelip, and a founder of the College of Dental Surgery in 1883 (later affiliated with Loyola University), of which he was dean for nearly 40 years.

Dr. Brophy was born on a Will County, Illinois farm and got his early education at the Elgin Academy. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical School and was a member of the committee which drafted the first dental law in the state.

During WWI, Dr. Brophy spent considerable time in hospitals in France performing plastic surgery and aided in the restoration of the faces of many wounded. He was made an officer to the Legion of Honor for his work.

Dr. Brophy was the recipient of honors from many governments and held the presidencies of nearly every national and international dental association.

Son of William Brophy, Husband of Esther Strawbridge and the late Emma Mason; Father of Jean Mason Barnes, Florence B. Logan, Truman W. Brophy, Jr , Mrs. Albert L. Holloway. 
Family links: 
  William Brophy (1819 - 1891)
  Amelia Cleveland Brophy (1821 - 1904)
  Emma Jean Mason Brophy (1849 - 1899)*
  Esther Williams Strawbridge Brophy (1860 - 1942)*
  Florence B. Brophy Logan (1875 - 1937)*
  Truman William Brophy (1881 - 1947)*
  Truman William Brophy (1848 - 1928)
  Reuben Cleveland Brophy (1855 - 1940)*
  Harriet A Brophy (1864 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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