GENEROUS DENTIST: BARTHOLOMEW RUSPINI


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Museum of Freemasonry

Freemasons' Hall 60 Great Queen Street
London
Greater London
WC2B 5AZ
England

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As dentists go, it’s hard to find one who brings more joy to the world than Bartholomew Ruspini. Having settled in England in the 1750s, Italian dentist Ruspini joined the freemasons in channelling Enlightenment values through his profession and philanthropy. He transformed dental care, providing free tooth powder and mouthwash to poor Londoners. This generous dentist established a charity to support the families of freemasons out of work; set up a school specifically to help the daughters of freemasons in need, and began a tradition known as the charity festival, whereby members band together to raise funds for good causes in their communities. Visit the free exhibition to see rare and personal items from Ruspini himself, including portraits, letters and archival materials. There is early dental care paraphernalia from toothbrushes to toothpaste tins and more. Discover this hidden legend for yourself at Museum of Freemasonry. Free and open to everyone.

For more information on this event: https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/whats-on/generous-dentist-bartholomew-ruspini

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Upcoming event dates:

  • Monday 17th May 2021 - Monday 7th February 2022 10:00 - 10:00

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