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Weekend Inspiration – Dr. Walter Watson

Posted by medliorator on May 30, 2010

“Papa Doc,” as he’s known to many, has delivered some 18,000 babies during his career.

Watson is thought to be the oldest practicing doctor in the world and, despite having turned 100 in February, still runs a full-time practice in Augusta, Ga.

Watson served in the Army before going to medical school and also spent seven years doing hard labor on a farm — for 50 cents a day — to save up for his education.

He did his residency at University Hospital in Augusta, and still works there to this day.

“I love medicine and I love having contact with people,” Watson said. “It gives me a reason to crawl out of bed in the mornings.”

After 18,000 Deliveries, Doctor, 100, Still Working [AOL News]

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