Title Ref: *2
First name(s)
Position(s) held at King's College London Ref: *1
  • Surgeon Dentist 1844-1875   
  • Elected to first chair of Dental Hospital 1860

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended Refs: *1 *2 *3

Trinity College, Cambridge; London Hospital

Position(s) held (non King's College London) Refs: *1 *2

Surgeon and Lecturer on dental surgery and pathology to the Dental Hospital

Professional activities Refs: *1 *2
  • Twice President of Odontological Society
  • Examiner on Dental Board of King's College 1865-1879
Publications Refs: *1 *2

Publications in Transactions of the Odontological Society and British Journal of Dental Surgery

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *2
Place of birth Ref: *2
Date of death Ref: *2
23rd August 1891
Place of death Ref: *2
Family details Refs: *2 *3

Son of Samuel Cartwright FRS Dentist (1789-1864); wife: Susan

Notes Ref: *1

Contributed to the creation of the Dental Diploma (1858)

The Cartwright Bronze Medal was established with an honorarium, awarded every five years to the author of the best essay on a dental surgical subject


  1. H. Willoughby Lyle, King’s and Some King’s Men (Oxford and London: Oxford University Press and Humphrey Milford, 1935)
  2. Royal College of Surgeons, “Plarr's Lives of the Fellows online”, http://livesonline.rcseng.ac.uk/biogs/E000860b.htm. [Accessed 1 June 2017]
  3. Cambridge University Alumni 1260-1900

Portrait: Samuel Cartwright (1815–1891), FRCS, LDS by James Archer (1823–1904). By kind permission of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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