The Horse and Buggy Doctor Author:Arthur Herzler, M.D. The argument presented to me for writing this book was that there should be a record of the old country doctor by one of the species. — I had to sacrifice my better judgment in telling the story as an individual. To write a life story when one is still in the height, or depth, of one's life work is, to say the least, premature. But it is not in... more »dividual because the same account might have been written by countless thousands of old country doctors with, of course, personal variations. Therefore it is in no sense an authobiography. It is a history of my own times. It is personal only as far as is necessary in order to give it point. I have put down the facts as they unfolded themselves, as far as the material made it possible to do so. It is not an autobiography in that I have carefully avoided revealing my own philosophy of life, though I may seem to have done so. The facts presented are general, not personal, and can be defended on scientific grounds. A doctor of medicine may think one thing and feel another. It takes both thought and feeling to make his philosophy of life. The first he develops; the other is largely hereditary.« less
Printed in 1938. Written by a doctor whose career spanned the horse and buggy days and the start of modern hospitals and physicians offices. In its day this book was quite famous. It is an engrossing account.