Dr. Kate Newcomb & Museum, Woodruff

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    Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb from her office and treatment rooms in Woodruff during the 1940's and 1950's. Dr. Kate was one of only two doctors from the northern Wisconsin area; she treated local residents and tourists and traveled over 300 square miles to make house calls to patients. [From the Historical Marker placed in Woodruff in 2016.]

    Charles Forbes remembers being treated by Dr. Kate on two occasions: once for plantars warts on his foot and knee (he was referred to the hospital in Marshfield) and once for a gamma globulin shot to (hopefully) help protect him from polio after he had been around Harold Bryant's cabin on Lake Laura while he was in the hospital in Wausau with polio (he died in the hospital very quickly).

    Charles P. Forbes
    February 16, 2016
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    Major References

    ****. Dr. Kate Convalescent Building to be Razed. [Vilas County News-Review, March 31, 2010, p. 4A.] Eagle River, 2010. View Full Entry
    ****. 2020 Wisconsin Historical Society Member Calendar. [Wall Calendar (7.5" x 7.5")] Madison, 2020. View Full Entry
    ****. Region Seven Canoe Base. [From the WorldWide Web] 1980. View Full Entry (Full text available)
    Shafer, Mary. Wisconsin: The Way We Were. Minocqua, 1993. View Full Entry

    Minor References

    ****. Dr. Kate Day Set for June 26 [1982]. [Lakeland Times, June, 1982. P. 30.] Minocqua, 1982. View Full Entry
    Huhti, Thomas. Wisconsin. [Fourth Edition] Berkeley, CA, 2008. View Full Entry
    Huhti, Thomas. Wisconsin Handbook, Including Door County. [First Edition] Chico, CA, 1997. View Full Entry
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