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Influential Wess. Springs doctor, 92, dies

Published 10/29/2009, The Daily Republic

WESSINGTON SPRINGS — One of the state’s visionary doctors of the 20th century died Tuesday in Wessington Springs at age 92. Dr. Roscoe Dean Jr. helped start Jerauld County Hospital in Wessington Springs in 1947, converting the old McConnell House boys’ dormitory into the town’s health-care facility.

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