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July 5, 1941

McGillycuddy Agent: A Biography of Dr. Valentine T. McGillycuddy

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By Julia B. McGillycuddy. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 291, with 16 illustrations. Stanford University, Calif.: Stanford University Press: London: Oxford University Press, 1941.

JAMA. 1941;117(1):76. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820270076036

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McGillycuddy, a young graduate of Detroit Medical College, was advised on account of his health to go west and live in the open. That seems to have been sound advice, for he was 90 years old when he died two years ago. Many of those were strenuous years spent in army camps and outposts in the Dakotas, Nebraska and Wyoming, in the thick of Indian warfare in campaigns against the Sioux and the Cheyennes. McGillycuddy was nearby when Custer's gallant band was annihilated; he witnessed the killing of Crazy Horse, the famous Sioux warrier; he took part in many counsels with Indian chiefs to assist in pacifying the Indians and preparing the western plains for the influx of the white man to that region. McGillycuddy later was appointed agent at Pine Ridge, which was the largest Indian agency in the country. He was a power among the huge Indian tribes,

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