Founded in 1920 by William Gies and named for Jarvie, a Brooklyn dentist known for promoting dental education and research. Self-described as the student honor and research society of the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, the organization was founded with the goal of promoting research among students in order to advance dentistry and to provide opportunities for students to participate in research at Columbia University. The organization also serves as the Columbia chapter of the American Association of Dental Research (AADR).
The Society published a short-lived quarterly, Stomatology references current medical literature (1963-1965?), and the Journal of the William Jarvie Society, beginning in 1969 which continues to the present day under the title Jarvie.
The renamed William Jarvie Research Society continues to be active with students at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine.
Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, Dental Columbian ([New York, N.Y.] : The students, 1969), 78.
Jarvie: Journal of the William Jarvie Society (New York, N.Y. : William Jarvie Society, College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University, 2001), 5.