Eastman Dental in Rome

Discussions between George Eastman, Italian Ambassador Giacomo de Martino, Premier Benito Mussolini and others lead to Eastman's donation of one million dollars to the Italian government to build a dental dispensary in Rome.

Eastman Dental Rome

Dr. Harvey Burkhart and Senatore Doctor Amedio Perna 1933.

Eastman Dental Rome

Dr. Amedio Perna, center, and Dr. Harvey J. Burkhart, right, at the dedication of the Eastman Dental Clinic in Rome.

Eastman Dental Clinic in Rome.

Benito Mussolini and Dr. Harvey Burkhart inspecting dental equipment at the dedication of the Eastman Dental Clinic in Rome April 21, 1933.

Eastman Dental Rome

Auditorium

Eastman Dental Rome

Bronze doors.

Eastman Dental Rome

Library

Eastman Dental Rome

Eastman Dental Rome

Clinic

Eastman Dental Rome

Italian artist Fausta Mangarini was summoned to Rochester to sculpt a bust of Eastman for the clinic lobby.

Of Note:

  • Dedication: April 21, 1933
  • First Director: Senatore Doctore Amedio Perna
  • Architect: Professor Arnaldo Foschini
  • President Roosevelt sent a message of congratulations, which was read at the dedication ceremony

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