Creative Medicine The Tombstone doctor found new ways to treat patients.

Dr. George Goodfellow
Dr. George Goodfellow.

Dr. George Goodfellow is best known as the Tombstone physician who tended to the dying and wounded from the OK Corral shootout.  But he did much more. In June 1881, a fire ravaged the town.  Diarist George Parsons was tearing down a wooden balcony in an effort to save the building from the blaze.  A piece of falling wood flattened his face.  Goodfellow used a wire frame to put the nose and face back together.  The good doctor also refused payment, noting that Parsons was hurt while trying to help others.

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