Kate Pelham Newcomb: Doctor Of The Northwoods

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Wisconsin Biographies Series

As a woman in the early 1900's, Kate Pelham Newcomb had to fight to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. As a physician in the northwoods of Wisconsin, she sometimes had to fight to reach her patients, traveling by snowshoes and canoe. She is known for her contributions to public health in rural Wisconsin, including delivering over 4,000 babies and building a hospital.

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