We hear much about Obamacare in our country. There was a long time in Altenburg when you could say the people experienced Fischercare. Theodore Fischer was the doctor for this area from 1933 to 1979. He graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1927, finishing at the top of his class. That is about when the photo above was taken. He spent his years of internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan before returning to his home town to set up his practice. He officially retired in 1979, but stories tell that he continued to provide his medical help for people beyond that time. He died on September 17, 1986 and is buried in the Trinity, Altenburg cemetery. Many, many people living in Altenburg today will tell you that Doc Fischer delivered them into this world. The story is also told that for much of his career, the cost for delivering a baby was $25.
The city of Frohna had its version of long-time medical care too, and it could be called Palischcare. But that’s a story for another day.