Sunday, November 8, 2015

Doctors All Go Out to Eloise

The Detroit Free Press, May 22, 1909
Doctors have generally been well-respected since the advent of medicine but one group of people had no love for them: Eloise patients. One, commenting on an area wide convention of more than a hundred physicians that arrived via the interurban, said, "Are all those men doctors? ...Well, they'll know what it's like (to be residents)--though I don't know as they use us so bad out here." Hardly a ringing endorsement of caregivers.

But the doctors had other things to contend with. Namely mental and nervous diseases. After the dissertations they were treated to lunch and later that evening some Vaudeville at Harmonie Hall.

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