W. Eugene Smith’s Landmark Photo Essay, ‘Country Doctor’

World Family Doctors Day: Celebrating the family doctor around the world. It is well worth the time to revisit photojournalist W. Eugene Smith’s ‘Country Doctor’ photo essay from LIFE in 1948. The thirty-eight photos document the challenges faced by Dr. Ernest Ceriani in rural Colorado.

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Dr. Parish is a full-time physician in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine in Naples Florida. He is a Kentucky native and alumnus of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His twenty-eight years of experience has varied from non-profit and for-profit medical groups in addition to private practice. His upcoming novel, The Blind Caduceus, addresses the coming-of-age of a young physician faced with the challenges of practicing medicine in the world’s most expensive healthcare system fueled by desire for greater profits. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, Thoreau Society, and life member of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society.
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