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PEOPLE: Dr. Michael Whitt opened a private practice in Point Reyes Station before there were paramedics, in the 1970s. For the next 1o years he attended hundreds of home births, giving women a new alternative to hospitals that relied on drugs and banned fathers from the delivery room.   David Briggs

Dr. Michael Whitt, a Texas native who forsook a career in petroleum engineering to study medicine, served countless families during his four decades as West Marin’s primary care doctor before he retired in January. General medicine was not always the focus of his practice: in the 1970s, soon after he answered a “Doctor wanted” ad posted in . . .

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