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Knowing

Crown Point, NY

#1 Nov 25, 2008
Dr. Tom Cummins from Ticonderoga and Moses-Ludington Hospital. One of the "old school" doctors, when it was a life's calling, not a business!
Cruisergirl

Humble, TX

#2 Nov 25, 2008
He delivered my brother and I.
po-lite-ly

Schoharie, NY

#3 Nov 25, 2008
His office visit fee was $3.00, his dad and brother both doctors. Yes, when it was a life's calling, not a business. Also add Dr. Vilardo, Dr. Walsh, Dr. Martin, Dr. Miller, Dr. Glavin to that list.
Older Than Dirt

Cobleskill, NY

#4 Nov 25, 2008
When these types of doctors were around you could at least get to see a doctor on the day you were sick. Dr. Tom delivered me too, his brother, Dr. Jack, was on vacation. Dr. Walsh saved me from dying with pnuemonia as a child, made a house call in his pj's on a cold winter night to stop my convulsions. God bless them all.
po-lite-ly

Schoharie, NY

#5 Nov 25, 2008
Yeah, they made house calls, with their black bags in hand. Wasn't it nice to go into their office and wait your turn, no appointments necessary? Dr. Martin had his supply of meds, didn't write prescriptions that cost $187.00 for a months supply. He would take a little white envelope and dump your meds into it, same price with the office visit. His office visit was $5.00 then I believe it went to $10.00, not $100.00 as today's office visits.
Eagle Lake

Cobleskill, NY

#6 Nov 25, 2008
Dr.Vilardo- now that was a great Doctor , nice to see his name come up.

Since: Nov 08

Cobleskill, NY

#7 Nov 26, 2008
He delivered me also.
My mother in law talks about Dr.Walsh.
I didn't grow up here after age 2 so don't remember him.
Enjoy the sun
Raydene
scott k

Plant City, FL

#8 Nov 26, 2008
dr vilardo delivered my sister and i,my sister was born 18 minutes before me. the good dr and nurses at the time did not know i was still in there. we were born in 63.
Glinda

United States

#9 Nov 26, 2008
I remember going to see Dr Tom and waiting for that red door to open and him to say "next". I would give anything for a doctors office where you could wait and see a doctor when your sick. I also miss Dr. Martin, he was a great doctor also.
I know appt. are sometimes neccesary but it was nice just to go in and see how many folks were ahead of you.
hello

United States

#10 Nov 26, 2008
Glinda wrote:
I remember going to see Dr Tom and waiting for that red door to open and him to say "next". I would give anything for a doctors office where you could wait and see a doctor when your sick. I also miss Dr. Martin, he was a great doctor also.
I know appt. are sometimes neccesary but it was nice just to go in and see how many folks were ahead of you.
So true, I can remember Dr. Sawyer in Schroon Lake, if you were sick or injured day or night he would see you, even on holidays. If you could not get to his office, he would come to you. Even did x rsays in his office and read them the same day. Try to find that now
Doug

United States

#11 Nov 27, 2008
Thanks for helping ID him. This picture is in an old album from my father, and I don't know who the people are in many/most of the pictures. Maybe Dr. Tom's dad delivered my dad. Is the doctoring family still in Ti?
verree teasdale

Rochester, NY

#12 Nov 27, 2008
Wasn't tbe father an MD and the son(s) too? One practiced in Ti and the other did not? I think the office was on Montcalm Street near Wilcox's- a big yellow house maybe.
Sadly enough the day of physician like them are gone for good. No one wants to be a family dr any more and certainly they don't want to make house calls. But on the other hand, we live a longer and have lots more treatments and drugs than these fellows ever dreamed about using.
Fortress

Schoharie, NY

#13 Nov 29, 2008
Those were the days of Great doctors who new how to doctor!! Now we have them working 9-5. Go to E.R. if you can't reach them and see a P.A. Anyway, the P.A.'s know more that the Dr's
do. Those old doctors were dedicated and caring.
bernie

Schoharie, NY

#14 Nov 30, 2008
A pillar of the community as well as his dad (Dr. John) who arrived one dark and dank snowy night to stuff my nose with gauze to prevent me from bleeding to death. At five years old, this event will remain etched forever, less my moms tears and screaming in the background, my father trying to light a LUCKY with shaken hands and my sister Belle wiping my forehead with here Annie doll and then Dr. John wrapping me in bed sheet and blankets, carrying me down a steep staircase and into his car for the trip to Moses Lundington. And he had to be in his mid seventies at the time. With his sons Tom and Jack providing our medicine, this small town had nothing to fear. Oh, but only if they were hear today.
Glinda

United States

#15 Nov 30, 2008
I sure miss the family doctors. I saw Dr. Martin right up until he stopped practicing. I had insurance and could have went to the clinic, but there was really something comforting going to the doctor who delivered you.
Where could you go for the price of a visit and get your medication plus refills if you needed them, from a doctor with over 50 years of experience. I really miss that personal care, integrity, and experience.
Mike Glens Falls

Adams, MA

#16 Oct 26, 2009
Yes, those were the good days!!!!!! DR. Tom was our family Dr. He delivered us and saved my sister from dying.
Devoted

Cobleskill, NY

#17 Oct 26, 2009
Don't forget the saying, "Behind every good man is a good woman". God Bless Louise Cummins, Helen Vilardo and Kitty Martin. They did so many charitable acts while alive and sacrificed many family hours for our community. Rest in peace, dear friends.
Shenandoah

United States

#18 Oct 26, 2009
I remember Dr. Knapp, he delivered the oldest of us children. I realize I'm talking almost 70-80 years ago, but, maybe some of you remember him.
YES

Fort Edward, NY

#19 Oct 26, 2009
po-lite-ly wrote:
His office visit fee was $3.00, his dad and brother both doctors. Yes, when it was a life's calling, not a business. Also add Dr. Vilardo, Dr. Walsh, Dr. Martin, Dr. Miller, Dr. Glavin to that list.
Yes, and let's not forget Dr. McCasland from Moriah, or Dr. Violet as she was better known. The only woman doctor in the area. I can remember her shaking down that thermometer, taking my temperature and going over to the window so she could see it better. Then the medicine came out of her bag. I never remember Mom or Dad having to go to a Pharmacy. She was a GREAT country doctor!
YES

Fort Edward, NY

#20 Oct 26, 2009
verree teasdale wrote:
Wasn't tbe father an MD and the son(s) too? One practiced in Ti and the other did not? I think the office was on Montcalm Street near Wilcox's- a big yellow house maybe.
Sadly enough the day of physician like them are gone for good. No one wants to be a family dr any more and certainly they don't want to make house calls. But on the other hand, we live a longer and have lots more treatments and drugs than these fellows ever dreamed about using.
Yes, Dr. John and his sons, and I can add that Dr. John's brother, Dr. Tom was the company doctor at the Mineville Hospital for many years. A family of doctors!

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