Dr. Salton and Dr. Tchou

Dr. Salton and Dr. Tchou

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susie

Canal Winchester, OH

#1 Jul 6, 2011
Does anyone remember these 2 doctors? They were truly outstanding. They were accomplished in each facet of medicine from surgery, delivering babies, caring for infants all the way to taking care of the elderly.They didn't need a specialty. They knew how to do it all. And I can tell you about the doctor who worked across the river who would come and stay the night with his patients if one of them was having problems.He would actually go sit in the room with them!
Good memories

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Jul 6, 2011
susie wrote:
Does anyone remember these 2 doctors? They were truly outstanding. They were accomplished in each facet of medicine from surgery, delivering babies, caring for infants all the way to taking care of the elderly.They didn't need a specialty. They knew how to do it all. And I can tell you about the doctor who worked across the river who would come and stay the night with his patients if one of them was having problems.He would actually go sit in the room with them!
I knew Bob Tchou, but knew Arthur Salton much better. Besides Dr. Salton keeping his hospital open when the state was too slow in paying, he created many jobs for his employees through mighty tough years. He was the kind of Dr. we need now.

Besides being all he was for the medical community, he also created and maintained the local airport as it has never been since his departure. He was an accomplished pilot having gone on to get training in aerobatics. I have been upside down in his open cockpit plane many times.

Dr. Russell Arthur Salton was, like his father, a blessing to the entire area and will be missed for many generations.

Since: Nov 09

Charleston, WV

#3 Jul 6, 2011
It is so good to see something postive about people in our area. Far more interesting as well than the cheap gossiping that usually occurs on this site. Thank you for your comments.
nemesis

Ridgeview, WV

#4 Jul 6, 2011
I remember Dr. Salton, I used to see him on the hill, and can you believe it, I could go see him on saturdays. He told me one time, that "if there's a clear-cut diagnosis, there's a clear-cut treatment". He was more than your Doctor, he was a friend you could confide in. I for one, sure do miss him.
california dreamin

Templeton, CA

#5 Jul 6, 2011
I washed doc Saltons plane a couple of timesIf i remember correctly it was an orange biplane.I beleive doc Tchous was blue.Didn't he crash his plane and die?
Good memories

Chesterfield, MO

#6 Jul 6, 2011
california dreamin wrote:
I washed doc Saltons plane a couple of timesIf i remember correctly it was an orange biplane.I beleive doc Tchous was blue.Didn't he crash his plane and die?
Dr. Salton's plane was a red biplane. It was a "Great Lakes". Inverted oil and fuel systems for aerobatics.

Dr Tchou owned, and crashed, a T tailed Piper Lance into the top of a ridge, in heavy fog, off the end of the runway on Chattaroy.. That was definitely not his first plane though. He had owned a few, and had a few 'incidents' along the way.
WHS Grad

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Jul 6, 2011
Where is Dr Tchou's son, Mike, now?
John

Mooresville, NC

#8 Jul 7, 2011
Good memories wrote:
<quoted text>Dr. Salton's plane was a red biplane. It was a "Great Lakes". Inverted oil and fuel systems for aerobatics.
Dr Tchou owned, and crashed, a T tailed Piper Lance into the top of a ridge, in heavy fog, off the end of the runway on Chattaroy.. That was definitely not his first plane though. He had owned a few, and had a few 'incidents' along the way.
Not saying that you are wrong but Dr Salton's last plane that he built in his garage was orange with stars under the wings.
Good memories

Pikeville, KY

#9 Jul 7, 2011
John wrote:
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Not saying that you are wrong but Dr Salton's last plane that he built in his garage was orange with stars under the wings.
I'm familiar with that one too. It was a Pitts. He never flew the Pitts. In fact, Robert rode a motorcycle over the leading edge of an unfinished wing in the floor of the garage. Doc owned the "Great Lakes" bi plane when he died and Robert took it away. I had forgotten the color of the Pitts, but we were pretty close and flew together. I have missed him, and there are way too few like him in the world.

Maybe my memory is not as sharp as a few years ago, but That's the way my old brain recalls it.
yes

Saint Albans, WV

#10 Jul 7, 2011
Dr. Tchou delivered me 40 yrs ago, but I don't remember him. lol
yes

Saint Albans, WV

#11 Jul 7, 2011
By chance I met his wife a few years ago in the Walmart parking lot and she told me who she was and I shared with her that her husband had delivered me and she was almost emotional. It was touching.
one of his babys

Culloden, WV

#12 Jul 7, 2011
yes wrote:
By chance I met his wife a few years ago in the Walmart parking lot and she told me who she was and I shared with her that her husband had delivered me and she was almost emotional. It was touching.
he brought me into the world also my was very fond of him from what she said he was a good man not just a doctor alot
of these docs could of took lession from him how to be a better person may he r.i.p
one of his babys

Culloden, WV

#13 Jul 7, 2011
*mom
didi

Logan, WV

#14 Jul 8, 2011
WHS Grad wrote:
Where is Dr Tchou's son, Mike, now?
mike and pat are both drs. in florida. honey and sonny went back to homeland.
wondering

Logan, WV

#15 Jul 8, 2011
didi wrote:
<quoted text>mike and pat are both drs. in florida. honey and sonny went back to homeland.
What year was the plane crash?
really

Logan, WV

#16 Jul 8, 2011
didi wrote:
<quoted text>mike and pat are both drs. in florida. honey and sonny went back to homeland.
They are still in America.
blue bird

Logan, WV

#17 Jul 13, 2011
Dr. Salton delivered me 50yrs. ago and my brother 52yrs. ago. My mom, dad and our whole family loved Dr. Salton
Seth

Charleston, WV

#18 Feb 3, 2013
I lived beside Dr. Tchou for a while when I was a child. He was a very caring man and a dedicated doctor. I was sick a lot as a child and he did a lot to help me and my family. He was a great fellow. A scout leader, devoted member of the church, a good guy. He would never hesitate to see me any time day or night when I was sick. Dr. Dalton was a good man as well. He was a friend to my brother and helped him as well. Both were good for Williamson and its people.
nemesis

Chapmanville, WV

#19 Feb 6, 2013
They were the type of people who built Williamson and put it on the map. It's sad, you can go home but you can never go back.
auntie dot

Elkview, WV

#20 Feb 8, 2013
Dr Salton delievered me and my two children.My birth was 57 yrs ago.He was there with me as a young woman and as my children's dr also.He took excellant care of my mother thru cancer, she survieved and lived 30 yrs after that battle ..He cared for my father and gave him many days when the doctors from larger hospitals could even offer hope..My family loved both doctors..however we were closer to Dr Salton. Dr Salton had many beautiful facets to his life just like any jewel.

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