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Pioneer Doctors

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Names such as Drs. Horsfall, Bartle, McKeown, Straw and Haydon may resonate with people still living today, while others such as Drs. Wolf, Wetmore, Angell, Culin and Hodson may not. In total, the Pioneer Doctors of Coos County, Oregon covers 40 physicians (mostly those with medical degrees-but a few with only minimal formal medical training), who practiced in the area-the bulk of them starting from around the turn of the twentieth century through the 1940s, and some a bit beyond that era.

The book also expands into the history of the hospitals in Coos County, as well as pioneer dentists and the area's early drug stores. And for fun, there's a chapter on "quackery"-featuring those whose ads for cure-all remedies splashed throughout the classified pages of local newspapers for decades.

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