Who rescued royalty, earned knighthood, and consulted with Gen. Grant during the Civil War? A dentist, of course.

More than 160 years ago, Dr. Thomas W. Evans earned commendations for his gold foil fillings at the Franklin Institute’s exhibition of arts and manufacture. But a chivalrous rescue of his patient, French Empress Eugénie (wife of Emperor Napoleon III), a successful effort to sway Louis Napoleon from recognizing the Confederacy during the final days of the Civil War, and an elevation from “Surgeon […]