Friday, February 05, 2016


My first doctor was a country doc, sort of a medical missionary in very rural Michigan.  He did a little of everything, a lot of it based on common sense tempered with a solid Medical education.  Most things he did well, some things he didn't.  He didn't have access to the best of diagnostics, and didn't always refer for assessment when he should have.  But he meant well, and for the most part did well.

He was one of the last to give up reusable needles and go to modern disposables.  He had a point on cost and waste, but the new technology had smaller and sharper needles.  I don't think there were any doctors from my high school class, two veterinarians.  If I had known then, what I know now, I think I would have enjoyed Medical school.


  1. my first doctor (when I was a child) made house calls, charged $5 per visit, had his office in the rear of his large house, and smoked like a chimney (but not around patients). insurance cards and computers were not part of the scene; records were handwritten. this was the 1960s.

  2. All docs is quacks. I have it from one of the highest in authority.