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ARKOVY, JOSEPH:

Professor of clinical dentistry at the University of Budapest; born in Budapest, February 8, 1851. He graduated in 1876 from the university of his native city, and then went to London, where for several years he practised in the German Hospital. In 1881 he established a clinical hospital at Budapest, which was amalgamated in 1890 with the general clinics as the "Department of Dentistry." Arkovy is the pioneer of scientific dentistry in Hungary, and the author of several works on the subject, the more important of which are: "A Fogak Gondozása" (1881); "A Fogbél és Gyökhártya Bántalmak" (1884); and "Diagnostic der Zahnkrankheiten" (1885). He has also published several essays in Hungarian, German, and English dental journals. Arkovy has been baptized.

Bibliography:
  • Acta Reg. Scient. Univ. Ḥung., 1883-1885;
  • Pallas, Lexikon, i.
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