Mackinac Island in Mackinac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
American Fur Company Store
[ Dedication Plaque: ]
to the memory of
William Beaumont, M.D.
On this site, on June 6, 1822, Alexis St. Martin, a French Canadian voyageur, suffered an accidental gunshot wound which left a permanent opening into his stomach through which Dr. William Beaumont was able to study stomach physiology. Thus was laid the foundation of knowledge of digestion.
The vision and understanding of the Mackinac Island State
Michigan State Medical Society
Erected 2003 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center and State of Michigan. (Marker Number 19.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1811.
Location. 45° 51.034′ N, 84° 37.059′ W. Marker is in Mackinac Island, Michigan, in Mackinac County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Fort Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mackinac Island MI 49757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lawrence A. Young Cottage (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Somewhere in Time Gazebo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Island House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Fort Mackinac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scout Barracks / Parade Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greany Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Cass Cliff" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mackinac Island.
1. Dr. Beaumont's book
The book written by Dr. Beaumont referenced on the marker was titled,
— Submitted August 26, 2010, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada.
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