Ignacio Mirtillo, M.D. is a character in the Eden Pond Series.
Dr. Ignacio Mirtillo was a doctor with offices in Tillamook and Wheeler. Over the years, he treated Merton Pond for chronic lung injury. He also treated Harry Pond for polio, and both Harry and Eden Pond for the usual litany of childhood ailments and injuries.
Of Italian ancestry on his father's side, he grew up Newark, New Jersey. (In Tillamook Guerillas, he mentions to Eden that his "people fled Benevento, in Campania, during the Risorgimento—some eighty years ago.") During World War I he served as a driver for the U.S. Army Ambulance Service, then spent a year traveling through the United States after the war before completing his medical education at the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health Sciences University).
Though he and Merton were in France at the same time, they did not meet until Dr. Mirtillo came to Tillamook in 1926.
Tall and heavy-limbed, with thick curly brown hair on top of his head, cropped close on the sides and back. An oval face with laugh lines around his eyes and perpetually smiling mouth.
- Tillamook Guerillas (working title), Eden Pond Book 1