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The Do-It-All Doctors of Yesteryear

Dr. Robert L. Taylor, Faulkner County, Arkansas

by Vivian Lawson Hogue
Published in 501 LIFE magazine, September 20, 2015

A Conway city directory of the mid-1950s listed eight family physicians and two specializing in “eye, ear, nose and throat.” They selflessly served 7,943 locals plus those from outlying areas. Nearly all were “physician/surgeons,” as specialties were uncommon.

One of those doctors, Dr. Robert L. Taylor, was our family doctor for many years, with Dr. Keller Lieblong filling in when needed. Continue reading