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This sign belonged to Dr. C.O. Hoover, a general practitioner who practiced medicine in Kansas for 55 years. After receiving a diploma from the Eclectic Medical University of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1910, he treated patients in Overbrook for 14 years before moving to Quinter in 1925. Hoover also served as the Gove County health officer and the coroner. In 1957 he appeared on the television series "Wide, Wide World" in an episode titled "The House I Enter - A Television Portrait of the American Doctor." The show used two Kansas doctors to demonstrate how a Kansas plan provided small communities with topnotch medical care. Hoover died in 1973.

Date: between 1940 and 1950

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Item Number: 319436
KSHS Identifier: 2016.21.3

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