#2 - Dr. William Beaumont and son Israel, 19th C.


Dr. Beaumont (1785-1853) was a famous pioneer of medical physiology. His extensive experiments on one man, Alexis St. Martin, formed the basis for much of our knowledge of the human digestive system. He served as the Army surgeon at Ft. Crawford during the 1820s and 1830s, the era of the Black Hawk War. (Dedicated June 10, 2006)