About the Artist
Tom Palmer, MD, who grew up in the Boston area, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated in 1948 from Tufts University Medical School in Boston. In 1954, while completing surgical residencies in Boston and Bangor, Palmer married Mary Ellen Herlihy, the daughter of a Bangor physician. In 1955, he established surgical practices at Eastern Maine General Hospital — now Eastern Maine Medical Center — and St. Joseph Hospital. Palmer practiced in Bangor until his retirement in 1989.