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January 29, 1938

Marcus Whitman, M.D., Pioneer and Martyr

JAMA. 1938;110(5):394-395. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790050072041

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To the notable biographies of physicians published in recent years may be added this memorial volume for Marcus Whitman, pioneer in the development of the Northwest, where he practiced his profession and worked as a farmer and as a missionary. His name today is commemorated in many Western institutions, including particularly Whitman College. During 1936 several Western states celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the Whitman party in the Northwest. The names of many physicians who achieved fame in statesmanship are gradually being accumulated in the history of medicine. For those interested particularly in the Americana of the Northwest the publication of this book is a notable event.

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