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January 1, 1955


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202 Cress Bldg. Corvallis, Ore.

JAMA. 1955;157(1):78. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950180080028

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal for Sept. 25, 1954, page 447, an interesting note appeared as to aged physicians in practice. It happens that the only immediate relative in my family that was a doctor lived in the Wisconsin area mentioned by Dr. J. C. Cutler. He was Dr. William R. Whitelaw. He was born in Wisconsin in 1853 and graduated from the University of Michigan Medical Department in 1880. He located in Lodi, about 25 miles north of Madison, Wis., at once with an older physician, as did many young men of that time. Dr. Whitelaw continued to practice in Lodi all his life till about 10 years ago. His family were all gone from home, and he lived in an apartment at the rear of his office; even when he could no longer practice actively with house calls and country visits, many of his old patients kept

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