Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A simpler, more stylish, time in dentistry

One of the small boxes we brought up from the vault at the OHSU School of Dentistry last week contains a little collection of materials belonging to W.E. Dougherty, D.M.D. and Kay Patterson. The two attended North Pacific College together in the pre-war years: Dougherty graduated with his dental degree in 1942 and Kay Patterson received a certificate in dental hygiene that same year (illegally! as we learned last week).

The collection includes Datter yearbooks from 1941, 1942, and 1943 (all signed by various classmates; 1943 is also adorned with a sketch of Dougherty, called "Dr. 5 x 5"--if you know what that refers to, I'd love to hear it), photos, and correspondence pertaining to the class reunion in 1982. Some of the snapshots--all the small format that I associate with the 1930s and 1940s--are absolutely delightful. Here are a few, including Dougherty "the energetic dentist" (top); Kay, "boarding at Shelley's" (middle); and "tired hikers, NPC outing, top of Multnomah Falls" (bottom). Don't they all look cool and stylish?

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Chris Shaffer said...

Mr. Five by Five was a popular song. See

Sara Piasecki said...

Thanks Chris! And here I was, thinking it was some obscure dental reference...