Many beautiful souls have graced the Northwoods with their presence, but few have accomplished what Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb have. Called to become a female doctor when males dominated the profession, Dr. Kate always possessed the need to help others heal. From her humble beginnings in Kansas to her diverse endeavors in New York City to her astonishing feats in Woodruff, Wisconsin, Dr. Kate achieved more in one lifetime than most. Born July 26, 1885 to Thomas and Catherine Pelham in Kansas. At a very young age, Kate's mother died and the family then moved to New York City where her father practiced law. After graduating high school, Kate was initially refused the opportunity to attend medical
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