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June 25, 1938

Fifty Years a Country Doctor

JAMA. 1938;110(26):2175. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790260049025

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Abstract

This is the story of a doctor who began life in a small town in New York on the St. Lawrence River, got his preliminary education in the schools of the town, went to medical school for two years in New York City, had an internship in Belleview Hospital, and then went back to his home to practice in order to be with his parents in their old age. Eight years later, when they had died and he had accumulated enough to cover the lean years that he would have in establishing himself in New York City, where it was his original ambition to practice, he went back there, looked around long enough to decide that to practice in Fort Covington, among the people he knew, was his choice, went back home and has devoted the last forty years to practice there. He graduated in 1888. The town had a

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