Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Gladys Doesn't Understand the Plight of Men

January 13, 1974
I want to know more about this doctor and the origins of the end of the house call. This guy was offered his family's drug store but he decided to become a doctor. Was that a good idea? I don't know. I do know I wouldn't use a doctor who had this hairstyle.

House calls declined in the 1960s. Most studies agree it's due to patients ultimately losing the ability to control payments to their doctor along with other factors like doctors valuing their time (even though patients' time is much more valuable and more wasted when visiting a doctor) and improvements in technology and care. I believe it's because of scenarios like this where too many patients called doctors when they didn't need one.

Or the electric razor pulled at one of his hairs. That hurts!