Erastus B. Wolcott, M.D

Erastus B. Wolcott, M.D (HM1GU2)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53295 Milwaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 1.432', W 87° 58.532'

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(1804 - 1880)

Dr. Erastus B. Wolcott was an originator of the idea for a national soldier home in Milwaukee.

A spirited leader in medicine, business and government, he was state surgeon-general during the Civil War and an ardent advocate for what is now the Veterans Administration Hospital at Wood. The hospital was established in 1867 and Dr. Wolcott was appointed by Congress to the national governing board.

Dr. Wolcott was a founder of the State Medical Society in 1841 and the Medical Society of Milwaukee County in 1846. He made surgical history in 1861 as the first physician to remove a diseased kidney.

In 1869 he married Dr. Laura J. Ross, the first woman admitted to a medical society in Wisconsin and one of the first three American women physicians.
HM NumberHM1GU2
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number182
Year Placed1972
Placed ByCharitable, Educational and Scientific Foundation of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:15pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 420516 N 4763926
Decimal Degrees43.02386667, -87.97553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 1.432', W 87° 58.532'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 1' 25.92" N, 87° 58' 31.92" W
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Area Code(s)414
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5533-5543 General Mitchell Boulevard, Milwaukee WI 53295, US
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