Excerpt from Items of Interest, 1907, Vol. 29: A Monthly Magazine of Dental Art, Science and Literature
The leading articles are by W. G. A. Bonwill and dealt with the scientific articulation of artificial teeth, and the proper application of clasps. Very soon after, Dr. Bonwill died, and it has been the greatest gratification of my editorial career that I had the pleasure of giving this truly great man a fitting publication of his work, which had always either been refused or extended in niggardly fashion. How times have changed! How hard it was for Bonwill to find printers' irik for what he had to say on articulation; and how much printers' ink is now spilled on the sub jcet of occlusion! How little was thought of Bonwill's ideas while he lived, and how very much alive are those same ideas now that he is dead! Poor Bonwill! What an honor to be able to say, He counted me his friend! What a pleasure to read over a letter from him written in his last illness in which he tells me that I gave him that public recognition which he had earned and nowhere else had received! Verily that Septem ber number was a maker of history. I find also an article by Hart J. Goslee, better known now than then, but his talents had already at tracted me, and this article was prepared for this special issue because I particularly wished to associate him, in this Prosthodontia Number, with Bonwill. But the above were not all; the entire number is filled with splendid practical articles, as valuable to-day as then.
The most remarkable page in the October number is the editorial announcement of the death of Dr. Bonwill. What a coincidence that the first really complete publication of his life's work should be followed in one month by the record of his death! It was really calamitous, for he had in preparation at that time, and we were to have published, other papers of great value. But we lost our Bonwill! Has he been replaced P.
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