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Who is Elisha Kent Kane, that he merits a detailed and scholarly biography by one of our most skillful writers of medical history? I asked my teen-age son—admirer of leaders of remote, arduous expeditions; aficionado of Canadian polar history—he had never heard of Kane. Yet Kane was the American hero whose body was brought home to Philadelphia in a funeral Odyssey, equalled in our country, notes Doctor Corner, perhaps only by those for the remains of Lincoln or Robert Kennedy. Indeed, few 20th-century readers are likely to have heard of him unless they have read widely on the history of
Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:316. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-316_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(2):316.
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