Levi Spear Parmly (1790 - 1859)

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Birthplace: Braintree, Orange, Vermont, United States
Death: Died in Versailles, Ile-de-France, France
Cause of death: Scarlet fever
Occupation: dentist
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About Levi Spear Parmly

Levi Spear Parmly (1790-1859), a New Orleans dentist is credited as being the inventor of modern dental floss. Parmly promoted teeth flossing with a piece of silk thread in 1815.

from: http://inventors.about.com/od/dstartinventions/a/dentistry_2.htm

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Dr. Levi Spear Parmly's Timeline

1790
August 29, 1790
Braintree, Orange, Vermont, United States
1859
July 8, 1859
Age 68
Versailles, Ile-de-France, France
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Wood County, Ohio, United States