HSDM Alum in WSJ “Ode to the Golf Tee”
HSDM alumnus George F. Grant, DMD 1870, was a man of varied interests. In addition to being a successful Boston dentist, Grant invented dental prosthetics and was an avid golfer. In fact, he invented the first wooden golf tee—the predecessor of the tee used today. Grant's contributions to golf are noted in an article in the Wall Street Journal.
George Grant made history in other ways as well. He was the second African American graduate of what is now the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the first African American faculty member at Harvard. HSDM seeks to endow the George Franklin Grant Scholarship as part of the School's capital campaign.