By David Webb The Rare Reporter
It’s sort of hard to imagine now, but there was a time when people actually avoided doctor’s offices and hospitals if at all possible.
The conventional wisdom was that if you weren’t sick when you went into such a facility, you probably would be by the time you got out. Can you think of a more likely place to become exposed to an infectious ailment?
Cuts, scrapes, bumps, insect bites, colds and other minor ailments would resolve themselves as a part of the body’s natural healing process, and people just didn’t feel the need to visit their doctor as regularly as they did their barbers and hairdressers. Consequently, they didn’t get injected and tested for everything imaginable on a regular basis.
Somewhere along the line that apparently changed and today some people appear to be scheduling their lives around visits to their doctors’ offices.