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Letter: Late doctor remembered

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opinion Worthington, 56187
Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

I read with great interest the obituary of Dr. John Stam in the Daily Globe.

On June 13, 1948, I wrote in my diary that a Dr. Stam from the State Board of Health came to our home to check our well water. I had been taking our 3-month-old baby daughter to the local doctor because she was very pale and lethargic. They couldn't find what was wrong. I don't know the process that followed, but Dr. Stam must have been contacted.

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The baby was on the bottle, and we used our well water in her formula. Dr. Stam found the water had a dangerous amount of nitrates and that a streak ran through our areas where wells were affected. Some neighbors with a baby boy the same age as our baby had the same problem.

So, it goes without saying that I have been grateful to Dr. Stam all these years. I was sorry to read of his death.

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