Medicine: Country Doctor, 1950

Even in the age of specialization in medicine, three-fourths of the people in the U.S. are born, live and die under the care of a general practitioner, their family doctor. In country districts the proportion is far higher. There, the relationship between the ailing and their doctors has not changed much since homesteading days. But there has been a great change in country doctors themselves.

Last week, the change was evident in the tiny (pop. approx. 1,000) crossroads town of Arnold, in the rolling sandhill country of western Nebraska. Dr. E. (for Elmer) Howard...

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