Good doctors were rare on the frontier. Rarer still was one who went beyond simply treating disease in the traditional way. Missouri has had a number of physicians who made history. Many have been recognized for inventions or for their scientific explorations in their field. One of those recognized for his experiments as well as his treatments was Dr. Antoine Francois Saugrain. In two decades he became widely known as an intellectual and scientific leader in eastern Missouri.

AUDIO: AOWM Feburary 17, 2005 (mp3)