Alexis St. Martin collection 1879 St. Martin, Alexis collection


Alexis St. Martin collection 1879 St. Martin, Alexis collection

This collection is made up of correspondence and newspaper clippings by or related to Alexis St. Martin, a French-Canadian man who underwent medical experimentation and observation after surviving an open stomach wound.

10 items



SNAC Resource ID: 6391895

William L. Clements Library

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