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The Milo Hellman Papers focus on his research into the racial characteristics of human dentition and his studies on the evolution and variation of teeth, jaws, and faces. The collection contains correspondence, lecture, notes, manuscripts, notes, photographs, publications, and student exams. There is also information on the 1930 White House Conference on Child Health and Protection which Hellman attended. This collection includes photographs of eminent anthropologists and dentists including E.H. Angle, Edward A. Bogue, and Ales Hrdlicka and correspondence from Franz Boas.
Milo Hellman was born in 1872 in Romania. He came to the United States at the age of 16. He earned his D.D.S from the University of Pennsylvania in 1905. He was an Instructor at New York University's Dental School and a research associate in Physical Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History. His research focused on racial characteristics in human teeth and the study of the evolution and variation of teeth, jaws, and faces. Milo Hellman died in 1947.
The plaster casts of teeth and lantern slides from the Hellman Collection are part of the Physical Anthropology Collections.
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Milo Hellman Ppapers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Anthropological Archives
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