Doctors were on call all day, every day and had many duties. The doctor fixed broken limbs, diagnosed and treated many illnesses, delivered babies, and pulled teeth if there was no dentist in town. The doctor travelled to the patient’s home if the person was unable to come to town.
The doctor made some home visits, including to deliver babies.
When people did not have money to pay the doctor, they would give the doctor food or offer to do odd jobs in exchange for the doctor’s services.
This is a nursing student in 1933.