125 Years of Health in South Dakota - Health Pioneers
Fellow South Dakotans,
As we celebrate the 125th year of statehood for South Dakota, it is important to reflect on those individuals who, through the decades, have helped make this a great state. At the Department of Health we are particularly interested in noting those who have played key roles in advancing the health of the citizens of our state. In the coming weeks we will be featuring some of those individuals and health milestones on this site. Any such listing will inevitably be incomplete but it is our hope that these brief snapshots will introduce South Dakotans to some of the health pioneers whose efforts have helped create the quality of life we enjoy today.
The department wishes to thank the South Dakota State Historical Society, the South Dakota Hall of Fame and the University of South Dakota Library Archives for generously sharing their historical resources. Thank you also to Linda Sandness for her efforts in researching and compiling this information.
Secretary of Health