Horse and buggy medicine in Indian Territory

By Mary E. Maurer - Special to the Democrat

Dr. George Thomas Darbison

A 1907 ad for a vegetable compound.

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is the motto traditionally associated with the postal service, but it can just as aptly be applied to the country doctors of Indian Territory. Like any new territory, southeastern Oklahoma desperately needed qualified physicians
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