Medicine: Family Doctor

The American Medical Association gathered in Dallas last week, selected as "Family Doctor of the Year" Dr. Chesley M. Martin, 70, native of South Carolina, who has practiced in Elgin, Okla. (pop. 450 by his best estimate) since 1915, has delivered about 2,500 babies in 1,200 sq. mi. of ranch country. At first he made house calls on horseback, graduated to what he calls a "T-model" within a year. Dr. Martin rarely charges more than $2 for an office visit, dispenses his own drugs, described his plans for retirement in a word: none.


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