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Prairie du Chien in Crawford County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

William Beaumont, M. D.

Pioneer in Physiology

 
 
William Beaumont, M. D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
1. William Beaumont, M. D. Marker
Inscription.
Born Lebanon, Conn. 1785
Died St. Louis, Mo. 1853

At old Fort Crawford, one mile and a half northwest of this spot, one hundred years ago, Doctor Beaumont, a surgeon in the United States Army, performed those experiments on Alexis St. Martin which laid the foundation for our knowledge of digestion.
In honor of his pioneer work this
memorial has been erected by the
State Medical Society of Wisconsin
1931

 
Erected 1931 by the State Medical Society of Wisconsin.
 
Location. 43° 2.559′ N, 91° 8.787′ W. Marker is in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of South Beaumont Road and West Rice Street, on the right when traveling south on South Beaumont Road. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Fort Crawford Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 717 South Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien WI 53821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Hawk's Surrender (a few steps from this marker); Museum of Medical Progress (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Site of the Second Fort Crawford
William Beaumont, M. D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
2. William Beaumont, M. D. Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pere Marquette and Sieur Jolliet (approx. half a mile away); Prairie du Chien (approx. half a mile away); Prairie du Chien Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prairie du Chien.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dr. William Beaumont's Life and Work. "St. Martin sometimes became irritable doing experiments (it was stressful for him to have food removed from his stomach), and Beaumont observed that being angry can hinder one's digestion." (Submitted on July 18, 2011.) 

2. William Beaumont. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 18, 2011.) 

3. Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion. Google Books. By William Beaumont, M. D. (Submitted on July 18, 2011.) 
 
Additional keywords. Father of Gastric Physiology
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
US Fort Crawford Military Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 18, 2011
3. US Fort Crawford Military Hospital
1829 1934
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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