Book Reviews of The Horse and Buggy Doctor

The Horse and Buggy Doctor
The Horse and Buggy Doctor
Author: Arthur Emanuel Hertzler
ISBN-13: 9780803257177
ISBN-10: 0803257171
Publication Date: 8/1/1970
Pages: 322
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

2 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed The Horse and Buggy Doctor on + 344 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
An old fashioned doctors with old fashioned ideas - a fantastic memoir!
reviewed The Horse and Buggy Doctor on + 2544 more book reviews
This is a beautiful story and book. It is the autobiography of Arthur E Hertzler. MD. Arthur begins life in a large family on a farm. HE is dirt poor and at 6'4" his pants are always too short and through secondary school he is the school misfit. But poverty is a BIG, BIG Motivator to a better life and Arthur works his butt off through medical school and after. Being a horse and buggy doctor is hard, cold, wet and not much fun, especially when folks do not pay you if that is their mind set.

Arthur has a great sense of humor and after 10 years of the horse and buggy route he takes himself and his family to Germany to study to become a surgeon.

I loved this book as a medical professional and a lover of medical and United States history. As well as Arthur being a very interesting writer and I was glued to this book till I finished it. Thank God for modern conveniences that we take for granted.

The foreword is written By Gunsmoke's DOC-the long running Western :Milburne Stone who modeled his character after an old friend from childhood-Dr Arthur E. Hertzler. Very impressive!