My first doctor

21 04 2013

The things you find on the internet…

This article ( is about the doctor who delivered me and my sister and the hospital he delivered us in. I was a feet-first breech, which was a pretty dangerous thing for a small country practice doctor to deal with at the time, and went blue within hours — his matron was passing the nursery (mothers were separated from their babies then) and saw me and resuscitated me, otherwise I wouldn’t be here today.

I even remember him making up pills etc. and putting them in little round cardboard pill boxes!

He was our family doctor until I was 13 and we moved to another town.



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