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Color image of Benjamin Young, M.D. wearing glasses and a patterned, button-up shirt.
Benjamin Young, M.D. Ship’s doctor, Hōkūle‘a maiden voyage, return leg (Tahiti to Hawai‘i)

Benjamin Young was one of two ship’s doctors on the Hōkūle‘a’s maiden voyage in 1976, taking over the return leg from Tahiti to Hawai‘i after David Lewis, M.D. served the outward leg. All Hōkūle‘a voyages have included a ship’s doctor for the health and well being of the crew. A total of twenty-one physicians and other medical personnel have participated in Hōkūle‘a voyages to date.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine