Medicine: The Vanishing Horse & Buggy

When he went back to his home town in 1915 to practice medicine, young Dr. William Lowry Pressly worked under a small handicap. It was embarrassing to be remembered, and hailed, as "Buck." But before long he was "Dr. Buck." After 33 years he is still Dr. Buck to most of the 2,250 people in Due West,* S.C. But in other ways, times have changed.

In wintertime, when the roads were too bad even for a model T, Dr. Buck used to make his calls in a horse & buggy. He traded in his model Ts every four months, and wore out...

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