House Calls and Hitching Posts

House Calls and Hitching Posts

Stories from Dr. Elton Lehman's Career among the Amish


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Medical technology meets rural, Amish values of simplicity, home health remedies, and unwavering faith in divine providence when a country-boy-turned-country doctor returns to his roots in Ohio.

This new edition is updated with a new preface and never-before-shared details about the tragedy of the Nickel Mines school shooting as well as the incredible forgiveness displayed by the Amish community.**

House Calls and Hitching Posts is a sometimes humorous and often intimate account of Dr. Elton Lehman's thirty-six years practicing medicine among the Amish of Wayne, Holmes, and surrounding counties in Ohio, for which he was named Country Doctor of the Year.

Now you can witness house calls and private moments between doctors and patients. Joe brings his dismembered fingers to the office in a coffee can filled with kerosene. Katie delivers a boy for the doctor's first home-birth. And Davy rallies to overcome a life-threatening illness at birth only to be crushed under a tractor wheel at three years old. Hoover captures in sometimes local vernacular the joys and dilemmas of a family practitioner among a rural and predominantly-Amish community. Includes a gallery of photographs from Dr. Lehman's distinguished career.