Medicine: The Doctor & the Spinster

Donald Farnham Gibson was a slim young graduate of Yale medical school when he hung out his shingle in Danbury, Conn, as assistant to the town's leading surgeon. That was in 1929. Over the next ten years he made one of the best reputations in Fairfield County, specializing in urology.

After wartime duty in the Navy, Dr. Gibson went back to Danbury. An aging physician, Leslie B. Griffin, invited him to live in the ample house where the older man was rattling around alone except for his housekeeper, Elizabeth May Ayres. For her faithful...

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