----- ............Cemetery Walk: An afternoon of discovery! Every stone has a story. And they are waiting to be told........... -----

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Horse & Buggy Doctor

Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler is buried in the Halstead Cemetery. Behind his grave stands his daughter's headstone. To the right of his grave is the bench pictured below.
He was born in Iowa in 1870 and moved to Kansas with his parents when he was young. In 1902 he established the Halstead Hospital. In 1938 his memoir, entitled The Horse and Buggy Doctor was published. It gave a personal account of his experiences as a country doctor during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dr. Hertzler retired in February 1946 and died later that year.


  1. Can't you imagine a doctor coming to your house in a buggy? Have you read that book? Sounds good!

  2. Can you imagine a doctor coming to your house?!


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