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to take care of the wound himself as he always did. So she went downstairs where she could not be heard and telephoned           Dr. Worcester, and before long Dr. Worcester arrived with a trained nurse, examined the injury and gave it further treatment.   My father said nothing about Dr. Van Nuys having been there;   two doctors, he thought should get him better twice as fast as    one. Next morning Dr. Van Nuys arrived and tended the dress-ings. After he had left, the nurse said she thought Dr. Worcester was in charge.
   "They both are," he told her firmly.
   This was medically unethical but what could the nurse do    except hold her peace and await developments? About three    days later Dr. Worcester arrived just as Dr. Van Nuys was leaving, and an air of tension spread over the sick room. I never knew how my father explained, but he did and Dr. Van Nuys, being the   junior of the two men, withdrew. This pleased my mother as she had great confidence in Dr. Worcester although my father pre-ferred Dr. Van Nuys. Someone once asked my brother Edward, when he was a little boy, what doctor we used. "For cuts and  things like that, Dr. Van Nuys," he replied, "and for babies and things like that, Dr. Worcester."
   One summer my father came home from Europe on a boat     with Dr. Blodgett, a Boston throat specialist, and in the course      of the trip he told him about his troublesome throat condition      and the doctor recommended a tonsillectomy. My father refused   to have it done all at once — that would require several days in bed; instead he paid weekly visits to Dr. Blodgett's office to      have the tonsils chipped away. This seemed to go on for ages.  Then one night he arrived home, his throat too sore to talk; the