Medicine: The Friendly New Family Doctors

It was 7:30 a.m., and Dr. Roger Bishop was already making his second stop of the day at the hospital in Marion, Ill., a small (pop. 13,000) coal-mining town in the southern part of the state. He had delivered a baby there in the predawn hours. Now, after a short nap, the 30-year-old physician was back for his regular morning rounds. At the bedside of an 88-year-old man who had wrenched his back in a fall, he offered the cheering words that he could go home the next day. Checking the condition of a...

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