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Picturing The Past: 'Mountain Doctor' Is The Story Of Dr. Gaine Cannon, His Medical Work And Reverence For Life


September 24, 2018

Cannon prepares medication in the hospital pharmacy.

"Mountain Doctor" by LeGette Blythe is the biography of Dr. Gaine Cannon and his work to provide medical care for the people of the more isolated areas of Transylvania and Jackson counties in the mid-1900s.

Cannon was born in Rosman and raised in Pickens, S.C. His father, Dr. James Cannon, was a physician in Pickens but often returned to Rosman to provided medical care for the people in western Transylvania County.

Blythe briefly covers the years of Cannon's youth, his education, time in the Army and early private practice. As a young man, Cannon came to be a great admirer of Dr. Albert...

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