Vol. 12 No. 3-4 (2021): MMXXI vol.XII. nos 3-4


Published December 28, 2021
Barna Kelentey
University of Debrecen, Faculty of Dentistry
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Kelentey, B. . (2021). STOMATOLOGY PROFESSOR PÉTER ADLER’S FORGOTTEN WAR MEMOIRS. Gerundium, 12(3-4), 111–121. https://doi.org/10.29116/gerundium/2021/3-4/9

Unexpectedly, during the summer of 2021, we obtained the book legacy of Professor Péter Adler. Professor Adler was the leader of the Stomatology Clinic between 1946-1978 in Debrecen and he was an internationally recognized specialist. As part of the legacy, we also received an American dental journal. The issue of 1947, which included an anonymous article written by a Hungarian dentist. It reports on his ordeal during the years of the 2nd World War. It is clear from the data and descriptions that Professor Péter Adler wrote the publication. It is a thought-provoking reading, but it shows of course a somewhat subjective approach and it should be noted that it was written for foreigners, primarily Americans. Its peculiarity is that it has not appeared up till now anywhere in Hungarian - as far as I know. His publication at the time can be dated to the beginning of the Cold War, which may explain why the author requested anonymity. The article contains important gap-filling information for the better understanding of the era.