Medicine: A Doctor for Vinton County

There has been no big medical emergency in Vinton County, Ohio, recently—no epidemics, no multiple accidents. Still, the 10,000 residents have been apprehensive. In February their doctor and neighbor of 22 years, Richard Bullock, left abruptly. No other physician lives or practices in the county seat of McArthur, and the closest hospital is 25 miles away. At last, an intensive search for a new general practitioner has succeeded; a new doctor will soon be at the consulting room desk on which Bullock left his stethoscope nine months ago.

Though the people now feel a...

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