Medicine: Back to the Country

In the little Ozark town of Steelville, Mo. (pop. 1,013), a trim, white-mous-tached old physician was busy last week trying to prove that most of his life had been misspent. For more than 40 years, Dr. John Zahorsky had specialized in pediatrics and practiced in big St. Louis hospitals. Now 79, Dr. Zahorsky was back in his old home town, bent on proving that an alert country doctor can do as much with a minimum of modern equipment as a passel of specialists with all the shiny facilities of a big-city hospital.

The son of Hungarian immigrants who moved to Steelville when...

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