The flatness, the blackness of the soil, the vastness of this country intrigued me even as a child. My parents grew up in North Dakota and returned in the summers to see their fami…
Just try to get a post-surgery antibiotic. It’s easier to cross the River Styx. I understand the reasoning behind the notion of “antibiotic stewardship…
When World War II broke out, my mother left me on the farm where she grew up to be cared for by my grandparents and aunts and uncles as she joined many…
Rural hospitals are struggling in many areas, in part because the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation was created by the Centers for Medicare and…
Years ago the Ivory Tower was a place where scientists cloistered themselves to do research without bias and results were published in peer-reviewed…
The Magic of a One-Room Schoolhouse Like many people my age, my parents were away fighting World War II when I was little. My mother left me on the farm…
The Comfort of Eggs
In the days of Marcus Welby, many physicians specialized in family practice. The family practice physician was the first one you called when you had a…
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Heard Among the Chickens