While returning to Dodge City on the stage Earp meets a very quiet and private man who says he is going west but gives no reason. When the stage causes a wagon to overturn and injure Lem and Martha Evans, the man Dr. Carl McDowell treats them. At Dodge City Dr. McCarty approves of his work. He and Earp suggest McDowell open a practice in Dodge City as people are dying due to a lack of care. Earp especially and McCarty find McDowell curious and unwilling to answer certain questions. Earp learns he had no practice in Cincinnati as claimed and McCarty catches him lying about his medical school. Although there are plenty of unlicensed doctors in the west, Earp is concerned Dr. McDowell will kill someone so he confronts Dr. McDowell. McCarty wants him to stay but thinks he can pass the state exam for a license. Smallpox has hit Wichita which worries Dr. McCarty. With Dr. McCarty gone, Lem asks a reluctant Dr. McDowell to treat his sick wife. News learned by Dr. McCarty has him and Earp ... Written by
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In the stagecoach, a character talks about the annual salary of Congress being $7500. Wyatt Earp was in Dodge City off and on from 1875-1879. The salary of Congress from 1873-1907 was $5,000. See more
Frontier communities like Dodge City had a lot of problems. One of the worst was scarcity of goods and men - the right kind of men for the jobs that needed to be done. And sometimes the pressing needs were a problem for the law - and for Wyatt Earp.
The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers See more