Dr. Levi Spear Parmly

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Levi Spear Parmly

Birthplace: Braintree, Orange, Vermont, United States
Death: Died in Versailles, Ile-de-France, France
Cause of death: Scarlet fever
Place of Burial: Wood County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Unknown Parmly
Husband of Eliza C. Parmly
Father of Leo Parmly
Brother of Dr Eleazar Parmly; Samuel Wheelock Parmly and Jahial Parmly

Occupation: dentist
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About Dr. 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

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