I am about to break a blogging rule and mention where I work. I don't care, I love my job and the organization I work for. They have be very good to me over the past 24 year.
A couple of weeks ago I answered a phone call at work from the grandson of Ancil E. Martin, MD. Dr. Martin was the president of the Arizona Medical Association in 1894. The grandson, was looking for a historical book that mentioned Dr. Martin. My office had one we did in 1992 when ArMA turned 100 years old. Since we have lots of the books I mailed the younger Mr. Martin one.
A couple of days ago, he sent me a thank you note - very nice to receive when I feel like I am just doing my job. In his note he came up with the title of the book he had been looking for: "Medicine in Territorial Arizona". The Arizona Medical Association commissioned this book and it was edited & published by the AZ Historical Foundation in 1966. Since the book was copyrighted by ArMA, I copied the chapters Dr. Martin appeared in and mailed it to him. Very interesting stuff.
I think I am going to have to read this book. I have lived in Arizona since 1976 and worked for ArMA since 1986. Maybe I will post information about some of the stories from the book.