7-26-1886 - 5-30-1956On this site, Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb, a well-respected and loved physician, provided medical care from her office and treatment room during the 1940s and 1950s. One of only two doctors for the vast northern Wisconsin area, she treated local residents and tourists, traveling over 300 square miles to make house calls through blizzards and subzero temperatures. Her modes of transportation included a canoe, her modified Model T car equipped with tracks and skis, on foot or by snowshoe. She delivered over 3,000 babies without ever losing a mother or baby.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Wisconsin Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 290628 N 5085992|
|Decimal Degrees||45.89561667, -89.69888333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 53.737', W 89° 41.933'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 53' 44.22" N, 89° 41' 55.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 901-999 2nd Ave, Woodruff WI 54568, US|
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