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Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dr. James Edmond Fisher's Office

 
 
Dr. James Edmond Fisher's Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, circa September 30, 2017
1. Dr. James Edmond Fisher's Office Marker
Inscription. Dr. Fisher was born in 1879. He graduated in 1907 from the University of Nashville Medical School. It was the same year he married Vinnie Reynolds and established his practice in this Apothecary Office in the Rome community. The office still contains many items he used, including medical books, drug bottles, dental equipment, diary, scales, etc. His practice was primarily house calls, which encompassed all the surroundings counties. He traveled many miles on poor roads on horseback or buggy and later when the roads were improved, he switched to a T Model Ford. He was called "Doc" by his friends and patients; many who probably never knew his name. He was noted for his own bookkeeping method of writing the patients name on the office wall and when they paid him, he would simply mark their name off. There were many names that were not marked off. It is believed he holds the record for delivering babies during the 44 years of practice. His last call was to deliver a baby, and at that time he was hospitalized at McFarland Hospital. He got out of the hospital and delivered the baby and returned to the hospital where he died the following week at the age of 72 on August 10, 1951.

The building was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gibbs in 1992. The buggy was donated by his friend, Dr. Sidney Berry.
 
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Dr. James Edmond Fisher's Office image. Click for full size.
By Karen Emerson-McPeak, circa September 30, 2017
2. Dr. James Edmond Fisher's Office
1992.
 
Location. 36° 11.926′ N, 86° 16.405′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Tennessee, in Wilson County. Marker can be reached from E Baddour Parkway. Touch for map. Fiddler's Grove Historic Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon TN 37087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.C. Wharton Market (here, next to this marker); Dedman's Store (here, next to this marker); The Civil War In Lebanon (within shouting distance of this marker); James E. Ward (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wheeler School (about 600 feet away); Tates Crossing Flag Station (about 600 feet away); Tucker's Gap Depot (about 600 feet away); Pete Smith's Store (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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