There are few of us who cannot remember the time our old "family doctor," gray whiskered and bespectacled, came gravely into the room, looked at our tongues, felt our pulses, gave us eight ... See full summary »

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Old Dr. Fogg
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Young Doctor Fogg
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Rose
Mrs. William Bechtel ...
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John Sturgeon ...
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There are few of us who cannot remember the time our old "family doctor," gray whiskered and bespectacled, came gravely into the room, looked at our tongues, felt our pulses, gave us eight grains of quinine, admonished our mothers to keep the doors and windows closed. This film tells the story of one of these hard-headed old doctors, grown old in his native village, snug and content with his methods, refusing to accept the new and better theories; his patients believing in him only because he has gotten to be a habit. Old Dr. Fogg takes his son into partnership in his practice. The young doctor is of the new school and tries hard to teach his father the value of latter-day methods, but without avail. While he is out on a call one of the doctor's patients has a relapse and the son answers the call. He sees at once the error in his father's treatment, and immediately throws open the windows, discards the old-fashioned nauseous doses and replaces them with a light tonic. The patient, a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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12 October 1912 (USA)  »

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