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M.A.S.H. –model for the character Sherman Potter

 A Tucson surgeon was the model for the character Sherman Potter in the M*A*S*H books and series.   Dr. Douglas H Lindsey was a commander of six M*A*S*H units during the Korean War.  One of the doctors who worked for Dr. Lindsey wrote the M*A*S*H series of books.  Dr. Lindsey downplayed the reports that he was the model for Sherman Potter.  Dr. Lindsey died January 1, 2005 in Tucson.
 
Source: 
“Service set for ex-surgeon, model for ‘M*A*S*H* series.” Arizona Daily Star. January 28, 2006. Page B4.
 

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