Zina Pitcher, Amateur Botanist and Doctor, Remembered by Patient Decades Later

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“After Zina’s death, Peter ensured that his Detroit grave was planted with flowers every spring.” April 12, 1797 On this day, the American physician, politician, educator, and naturalist Zina Pitcher was born. During his life, Zina Pitcher was an amateur botanist. He loved the natural world. Professionally, Zina was a doctor. Here’s a poignant story…

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