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The Cider House Rules Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Dr. Wilbur Larch

Dr. Wilbur Larch is the doctor in charge of the boys' division of the hospital orphanage. A doctor who previously worked with soldiers in World War I and II, he requires that all the male babies in the orphanage undergo circumcision. Two nurses work for Dr. Larch. One of the nurses is in love with him.

Dr. Larch is also the founder of the orphanage. In addition, he considers himself the historian for the town of St. Cloud's. Dr. Larch keeps a daily journal to record the happenings at the orphanage and in other parts of the world. The two nurses of St. Cloud's orphanage have a nickname for Dr. Larch: Saint Larch.

Dr. Larch is an obstetrician. However, when it is safe and the situation is appropriate, Dr. Larch is also an abortionist. The doctor was born and raised in Portland, Maine in the...

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