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Dr. Kate: Angel on Snowshoes (Badger Biography)
Pioneering North Woods doctor Kate Pelham Newcomb comes to life in this addition to the Badger Biographies series for young readers. Born in 1885, Kate Pelham was suppose to grow up to be a proper young lady in Boston, but despite her father's wishes she was determined to be a doctor. After medical school, her husband's health brought them to the clean air of northern ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published March 14th 2009 by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
(first published February 2009)
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Oh, how I loved this book! My family has had a cabin in the same area where Dr. Kate lived and worked and I have been hearing about her my entire life. We've never visited the museum even though we've driven by it thousands of times so I didn't really know much about her except that she was a pioneering country doctor. Love the local Northwoods Wisconsin history, love the women's history!!
While escaping to the northwoods of Wi stopped to see the world's biggest penny on a lark, and found myself in the Dr. Kate museum learning about a remarkable pioneer who made significant impact on public health and access to care. This biography tells her unlikely path from New York school teacher, to Detroit pediatrician who leaves all comforts to live in the Northwoods of WI. In any era her life would be worth of a movies but for a woman of her time, marrying in her 30s, son born at 37 and ...more
The book I read was authored by Adele Comandini, and was published in 1956 by Rinehart &Co. It was a loan so I am guessing it is no longer in print. It is an amazing story about a woman doctor in northern Wisconsin. The time frame is about 1890 or so until roughly 1954 and follows her life beginning in childhood.