Medicine: For Country Doctors

A scion of one of Cleveland's first families is William Bingham II, son of the city's biggest wholesale hardware dealer, grandson of Samuel Colt (firearms), related by blood and inheritance to Colonel Oliver H. Payne of Standard Oil. Rich but shy at 59, Mr. Bingham spends most of his time in his home in Bethel on the banks of Maine's Androscoggin River. He first went there to be near his old Cleveland friend. Neurologist John George Gehring, who had bought an old inn in Bethel for a private sanatorium.* When Dr. Gehring...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!