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Country Doctors: “Looking Back”

Reprinted here by special permission of the author, Cindy Beckman, a retired Conway High School history teacher who writes local history.

Early settlers in Faulkner County did not “go to the doctor.” Doctors in Faulkner County, as in most early settlements, made house calls. If a doctor was needed, someone would go “fetch” him and he would ride on horseback to the sick person’s home.

In one medical bag, he carried three standard tools—a stethoscope, a clinical thermometer and Continue reading