Allan Gibson Brodie (1897–1976)

Allan Gibson Brodie (1897–1976)

IN MEMORIAM Allan Gibson Brodie (1897~1976) On the evening of January 2, in his home at Westminster Place in Evanston, Illinois, Allan Gibson Brodie ...

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Allan Gibson Brodie (1897~1976) On the evening of January 2, in his home at Westminster Place in Evanston, Illinois, Allan Gibson Brodie peacefully passed away, ending a brilliant career as a dental teacher, researcher, author, and administrator. He also was a devoted husband and father, and he knew how to blend all of this into one wholesome, productive life. Dr. Brodie was born in New York City on Oct. 31, 1897. His home for many years was in New Jersey. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1919. In 1923 Dr. Brodie and Vera Elizabeth Smock were married, and they had three children, Allan, Jr., Donald, and Anna. In 1926 Dr. Brodie studied orthodontics under Edward H. Angle, and this was the turning point and a great step forward in his professional career. He returned to New Jersey to practice, but, in 1929 he was invited b? Fredrick B. Noyes, then dean of the College of Dentistry, University of Illinois, to establish a Graduate Department of Orthodontics at Illinois. This he did, and at the same time he entered the practice of orthodontics with Dr. Noyes. Eventu-

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ally he established his own practice at 30 North Michigan Ave. in Chicago. This practice today is being continued by his son, Allan G. Brodie, Jr. In his early years of teaching, he believed that he was less educated than many of his students, so established lity and constancy of the growth pattern of the human head. a profound influence on the clinical practice of dentistry and asure of quality and value of research is the subsequent rees. No other research contribution has had such a deep and on the orthodontic specialty. achings were always based on the clinical application of and growth. He bridged the gap that is so talked about in education. odie was appointed dean of the College of Dentistry at the s, and here again he introduced teaching innovations that ce and clinical practice to be more deeply intertwined. He renship to his friend and fellow researcher, Isaac &hour, in

a founder of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists e Angle Orthodontist. He also was always active in important the American Association of Orthodontists. He established the Research Prize Essay Award that has continued to grow in earch that it promotes. In 1959 the Association bestowed on nor, the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award. esearch reports and publications number more than one authored chapters in numerous dental and orthodontic texts, all over the world with his lectures and clinics. Even with all arch, teaching, and administration, he still conducted an orHe believed in “practicing what you preach.” nors were many. Among them were these : f Merit First Class, American Medical Association Angle Memorial Lecture an Prize, Laureate, Fkderation Dentaire Internationale orial Lecture, New York Academy of Dentistry mni Society Award, University of Pennsylvania ial Lecturer, Melbourne, Australia ld Medal, Ohio State Dental Society etcham Memorial Award orial Lecturer, Canadian Dental Association Memorial Lecturer, British Society for the Study of cs Achievement Award, Orthodontic Education and Research n, St. Louis University Wylie Memorial Lecture, University of California

He held honorary membership in the orthodontic alumni societies at Ohio State University, the University of Illinois, and Northwestern University. Other honorary memberships were in the Deutschc Gesellschaft fur Kieferorthopidic. Nederlandesche Vereeniging voor Orthodontishc Stndie, Belgian Orthodontic Society, Israel Dental Society, and the American Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Brodie served on the Dental Study Section and the Board of t.he Scientific Council of the National Institute of Dental Research of the United States Public Health Service. He also was on the NIDR selection committee for senior research fellowships and for career development awards. Membership in scientific and professional organizations included the constituent and component societies of tho American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. He was also a past-president of the International Association for Dental Research, the International Society of Craniofacial Biology, the Chicago Association of Orthodontists, and Sigma Xi, Chicago Professional Campus Chapter. Other memberships were in the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Anatomists, the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, the Odontographic Society of Chicago, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Federation Dentaire Internationalc, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Brodie’s professional life never took priority over his devoted familyhis wife, Vera, and the three children. Nothing could interfere with the month of August at their summer home at Bear Lake, Michigan. There he pursued his favorite sport of wading the trout streams. At the time of his death, Dr. Brodie was writing his own book on orthodontics. He had been much too busy to do so before. On May 16, 1940, Dr. Brodie presented the first Edward H. Angle Memorial Lecture of the American Association of Orthodontists, “Some Recent Observations on the Growth of the Face and Their Implications to the Orthodontist.” He said of his teacher, Edward H. Angle, “that he was one of the few great men ever to grace the field of dentistry.” These same words can be repeated, but now in reference to Allan Gibson Brodie. John R. Thompson

Leo Bernard Lundergan U909-1976) Leo Bernard Lundergan was born Sept. 10, 1909, in Montgomery, Indiana, one of twelve children. He spent his childhood and high school years in Waahington, Indiana, and in 1929 he came to St. Louis where he registered as a predental student at Washington University School of Dentistry. A most popular and splendid student, Leo was able to work nights in the St. Louis City Sanitarium on Arsenal Street and still make fine grades. Graduating in 1934, he was chosen to spend a year’s internship at the Forsyth Children’s Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts.