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Dr. Lydia Emery #493837

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 03, 1977
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(Studio) About 30 years ago, young physician chose to go to small Oregon town rather than big city; she's still there and charging 19th century prices. Town had ceremony for her this spring.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Dr. Lydia Emery was physician during World War II; married Marine warrant officer, Clifford Emery, and when war was over, they moved to OR. Cliff now works at Smith River Mills and Lydia is doctor in small town of Yoncalla, OR. Most of Lydia's patients are children and most treatments are minor, with more difficult ailments referred to larger town. [Lydia EMERY - says at beginning they were all young married and poor together. Says it's hard for young people just starting out, but if she was only wage earner in family, she'd have to charge more.] Charges are $1 for office visit, $2 for house call.
REPORTER: Don Harris

Brinkley, David;
Harris, Don

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