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01/18/09 — Old Dobbs Society gets lesson in rural medicine

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Old Dobbs Society gets lesson in rural medicine

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on January 18, 2009 2:00 AM

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Jennie Schindler, historic site manager of the Country Doctor Museum in Bailey, demonstrates some of the items a country doctor would have used to practice medicine in rural North Carolina in the early 19th century during a presentation to the Old Dobbs Society Genealogical Society at the Wayne County Public Library on Saturday.

The modern health care industry is one of the most tightly regulated in the United States. Most doctors have access to the latest diagnostic equipment, the Food and Drug Administration closely monitors the development of new drugs, and prospective...

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