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"Showing my age. I remember being at my Grandmothers house when Dr Porter would show up to do a house call. And he literally carried a little black bag with his examination equipment in it. "

That was about all there was to the technology.

Half the drugs hadn't been invented yet.

Your doc couldn't schedule an MRI or CAT scan to see what was going on. Likely give you some pills or prescription IF he could diagnose what your problem was.

Oh, maybe if you stopped by the office, they could do an EKG back then. Tell if you had a heart attack, but the 'cure' was bed rest and taking it easy for a couple months. No stents, no bypass surgery, no heart views to see what was going on. No catherization. Oh, the best they could do was nitro pills for 'angina'.

For kids it was measles or mumps or chicken pox...

Yeah, if you're 'sick' they tell you to do a video visit, after getting a COVID test. They check the temp of everyone entering the medical building.....and ask if you have any 'symptoms'. wasn't that way 2 years ago, though. Just walk in.

I don't event think they did blood checks 50-60 years ago as part of routine physical......

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