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Dakota Datebook: Dr. Paul Burton

 

November 4, 2019



Nov. 4, 2019 is the anniversary of the death of Dr. Paul H. Burton. He came of age during the days of making house calls on horseback.

Burton was born at Boscobel, Wisc., on July 16, 1876, and studied medicine at the University of Minnesota. During those years, he also practiced at Kenmare for several months. He graduated about 1901, practiced for a time in northern Minnesota, and then moved to Fargo, where he went into private practice.

Dr. Burton’s medical internship was relatively unusual. He was appointed to the Stillwater Prison. Among the many patients he saw were Jessie James’ b...



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