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June 1932

A Doctor of the 1870's and 80's.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(6):1512. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230180241022

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Abstract

So well has the author described the professional life of his father, Dr. Robert B. Pusey, of Elizabethtown, Ky., between the years 1870 and 1889, that the reader becomes at once envious and wishes that the modern encumbrances of practice such as the telephone, office buildings and the automobile had never been invented. The general practitioner in those halcyon days practiced more or less at his leisure, although it at once must be admitted that it was a hard life. How pleasant it must have been to saddle your particular pet horse or a horse and buggy and to enjoy the scenery instead of having to be careful of the automobile mortality rate. There is much more fun in taking pride in your stable and your buggy than in the type of car that you are driving. Moreover, from the practical standpoint more income was to be made then than

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