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June 20, 2001

BiographyChampion of Women and the Unborn: Horatio Robinson Storer, MD

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2001;285(23):3027-3028. doi:10.1001/jama.285.23.3027

Previous historical recognition of physician Horatio Robinson Storer (1830-1922) has centered almost exclusively on his antiabortion advocacy, perhaps not without good reason. Frederick Dyer's biography goes beyond this aspect of Storer's life to fill a lacuna in 19th-century American medical history. Dyer has done yeoman's work of compiling a large amount of scattered primary source material, including medical literature, public and personal correspondence, and journals of family members and friends to provide a balanced picture of this remarkable and controversial physician.

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