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Stoddard, Thomas A

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1857-1937) Canadian surgeon and author, in US from 1892, member of the American College of Surgeons; he served in World War One as a captain in the American Army Medical Corps. Of sf interest is The Quest (1909), a Lost Race tale whose protagonist – a doctor who has fled to Venezuela to avoid criminal charges – spends five years treating an ancient Gaelic-speaking civilization of mixed Viking and Incan ancestry. [JC]

Thomas Alva Stoddard

born Clam Harbour, Nova Scotia: 22 August 1857

died Pueblo, Colorado: 18 November 1937


  • The Quest (New York: Cochrane Publishing Company, 1909) [hb/nonpictorial]


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