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Gulick, John Thomas

Tomoko Y. Steen

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Gulick, John Thomas (13 March 1832–14 April 1923), missionary and naturalist, was born on Kauai Island, Hawaii, the son of Peter Johnson Gulick and Fanny Hinckley Thomas, Presbyterian missionaries. Primitive conditions made life difficult for the Gulick family. At the age of three Gulick contracted an inflammatory eye disease, and in an effort to protect his eyesight, he was often restricted to a darkened room until the age of five. For the rest of his life he suffered from impaired vision....

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