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title Dr. Roddie: 1858 - 1861
creator Ledwell, Frank J.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description It is now 20 years since Dr. Roddie MacDonald died. One hundred and three at his last birthday, he was for many years the oldest practicing physician in Canada. A correspondent reported in 1954, when he was 96, ' 'On each birthday for the past 30 years his seven children have urged him to retire." But the doctor enjoyed the rewards of his long career, "sometimes delivering the great-great-grandchildren of his first pat ients, sometimes treating the babies he delivered 60-odd years ago for the afflictions of old age." Money does not stand out among these rewards: fees were low, and not always collected. As he once remarked en route to a delivery, "I wasn't paid for the grandfather yet." At 98, having del ivered some 4,000 babies in country homes, he stopped driving his car and making housecalls.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1981
type Document
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identifier vre:islemag-batch2-126
source 09
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Dr. Roddie: 1858 - 1861
creator Ledwell, Frank J.
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description It is now 20 years since Dr. Roddie MacDonald died. One hundred and three at his last birthday, he was for many years the oldest practicing physician in Canada. A correspondent reported in 1954, when he was 96, ' 'On each birthday for the past 30 years his seven children have urged him to retire." But the doctor enjoyed the rewards of his long career, "sometimes delivering the great-great-grandchildren of his first pat ients, sometimes treating the babies he delivered 60-odd years ago for the afflictions of old age." Money does not stand out among these rewards: fees were low, and not always collected. As he once remarked en route to a delivery, "I wasn't paid for the grandfather yet." At 98, having del ivered some 4,000 babies in country homes, he stopped driving his car and making housecalls.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1981
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-126
source 09
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.