Comforting and Curing

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title Comforting and Curing
Description In Che days when horses had Co be harnessed, and later when Che undependable car had to be cranked, it was often quicker to bring a patient to the docCor in an emergency; hence, Che docCor's home was an emergency room, and the doctor's wife was often the attendant. When a sick or injured patient was brought in and could not get the doctor's immediate aCCent ion, Nolle and Sadie performed some of Cheir greatest services , If Ilolie felc unable Co cope wich the situaCion, Sadie could be chere within a few minuCes- "Hie Cwo women gave what aid they could, and they comforted the patient, his family, his friends. Then when Che docCor arrived, chey assisCed him. When the patient had been cared for, "lolie attended to the necessary cleaning, attended to the needs of the usually overtired doctor, prepared food for him, kept the house clean and quiet so he could rest, answered the phone and took messages. Ilolie's husband, T>r. George L. Sears , practiced in Manti for fifty years, and her two sons, Lucien and Dick, for shorter periods of time. During this entire time it was 'lolie to whom people turned when in need of a doctor. She could almost always locate one. During most of this time there was no hospital in Sanpete, and when an emergency operation was needed, or when a woman in labor needed more facilities than were available in her home, Sadie turned her home into a hospital. Here the doctors operated or delivered a babv and Sadie assisted. Then she cared for the patient twenty-four hours a day, devoting her entire effort, skill and time to the task. Most babies were delivered in the woman's home. The woman called Sadie when labor started. Sadie went to the home, prepared the woman, the bed, the room. She boiled the ever-needed water, and called the doctor when he was needed. There were other duties to be performed. before bandages, sponges--a huge pile of linen to be sterilized in the temperamental kerosene sterilizer in the doctor's basement. After the surgery this same 77
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