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Reinstating the Country Doctor. $5.00 and often as much as $25.00 or
even more. Country sickness has become The exodus of doctors from country a luxury that few can afford.. to town and city is one of the serious Conditions do not offer any prospect problems confronting the country, and of relief unless something be done to one that must finally be solved in the induce young doctors to locate in the interest of the people. Of the 20,000 country. Figures show that there are in physicians who left their practice and the medical colleges of the country now entered the World War a large percent only one student for every 8,000 people. were from rural districts.. Most of them By far the greater number of these stusecured such a broad view of life that dents are young men from the cities they were unwilling to return to the who entertain no thought of locating in somewhat narrow life of the country rural districts. Why should they? The doctor, and at the close of the war they cities require more physicians than the settled in some city, largely as special- colleges are supplying, city life is more ists in the profession. In doing this attractive than residence in the country they merely followed the general ex- to most people, and withal the pay is ample set by the soldier from the coun- better. try. Most of the war veterans are now Dr. Milton E. Gregg, a country doctor located in the cities and towns.
of Mottville, N. Y., offers a solution that As the result of an unprecedented ex- is at least worth considering. He sugodus of doctors to the cities, country gests that physicians offices be built by people are now forced to pay unusually community effort or else by taxation. large fees for visits-seldom less than A design has been worked out such an