LIST OF CHARACTERS

Major

Martin Arrowsmith, M.D., scientist and leading character

Leora Tozer Arrowsmith, Martin’s first wife

Dr. Max Gottlieb, professor of bacteriology and true scientist


Minor but Important

Dr. Terry Wickett, Martin’s associate in scientific research

Madeline Fox, to whom Martin at one time is engaged

Joyce Lanyon Arrowsmith, Martin’s second wife

Gustaf Sondelius, colorful Swedish physician and lecturer

Doc Vickerson, who first inspired Martin to want to study medicine


Faculty of Winnemac

Professor Edward Edwards, head of department of chemistry

Dr. Norman Brumfit, instructor in English

Dr. T. J. H. (“Dad”) Silva, dean of the medical school

Dr. John Aldington Robertshaw, professor of physiology

Dr. Oliver O. Stout, professor of anatomy

Dr. Lloyd Davidson, professor of materia medica

Dr. Roscoe Geake, professor of otolaryngology

Dr. Loiseau, professor of surgery

Dr. Horace Greeley Truscott, president of the university


Members of Digamma Pi

Reverend Ira Hinkley, desirous of becoming a missionary

Clif Clawson, the class jester

Angus Duer, brilliant, hard-driving valedictorian of his class

“Fatty” Pfaff, the butt of many crude jokes

Irving Watters, a serious second-year medic.


Others

Mrs. Fox, Madeline’s mother

Nelly Byers, probationary nurse, friend of Leora

“Dr.” Benoni Carr, a charlatan

Dr. Rouncefield, head of the Chicago clinic

George F. Babbitt, Zenith real estate king

Dr. Entwisle, a youngish physiologist from Harvard

Dawson Hunziker, president of Hunziker pharmaceutical firm

Mrs. Gottlieb, peasant wife of the great scientist

Robert Gottlieb, their worthless son

Miriam Gottlieb, their faithful daughter

Another Gottlieb daughter (unnamed), who eloped with a gambler


People of Wheatsylvania and Its Environs

Andrew Jackson Tozer, Leora’s father

Mrs. Tozer, Leora’s mother

Bert Tozer, brother of Leora

Ada Quist, fiancée of Bert

Mr. and Mrs. Norblom

Pete Yesta, so-called druggist

Alec Ingleblad, the barber

Miss Agnes Ingleblad, his aunt and housekeeper

Nils Krag, the carpenter

“Wise the Polack,” a Russian Jew

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Novak

Mary Novak, their child

Dr. Adam Winter, elderly physician of Leopolis

Dr. Hesselink, of Groningen

Dr. and Mrs. Coughlin, of Leopolis

Dr. and Mrs. Tromp

Dr. Woestijne, health officer of Vanderheide’s Grove

The seamstress, a typhoid carrier


People of Nautilus, Iowa

Dr. Almus Pickerbaugh, Director of the Department of Public Health

Mrs. Pickerbaugh, his wife

Their eight daughters: Orchid, Verbena, Daisy, Jonquil, Hibisca, Narcissa, Arbuta, and Gladiola

Old Klopchuk, owner of the local dairy

Dr. J. C. Long, brought in from Chicago to inspect the dairy

Clay Tredgold, president of Steel Windmill Company

Clara Tredgold, his wife

Mr. Schlemihl, president of Cornbelt Insurance Company

Mrs. Schlemihl, his wife

Dr. Bissex, football coach and professor of hygiene

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  • Introduction to the Novel 4
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  • Critical Commentaries 9
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