Days Gone By - stories from the past

AUTHOR SUNDAY – Do you remember when doctors made house calls like this even for serious emergencies?

He should have stayed home


Shannon Hollon

My maternal GGGrandfather was Charles Monroe Campbell MD (1867-1939) he graduated from the Tennessee Medical College( Vanderbilt University) in 1894. He served communities in Bibb and Tuscaloosa counties for 4 decades.

Charles Monroe Campbell, MD

Shannon Hollon's gr grandfather doctor

Here is one of his stories told to me by my grandmother Pauline Campbell Bearden(1923-2009)

The Midnight Caller

I remember my grandmother telling me once when they were staying in Fosters Alabama during the depression with Dr. Campbell (Pappy and Grandma).Shannon Hollon's gr grandfather doctor bag

They were awakened one night by a black man who lived down the road by the name of John Ed needing Dr. Campbell’s assistance. He had been shot in the backside with buckshot, she remembers Pappy working by kerosene light and hearing the clang of the shot as it was removed and dropped in a pan.Shannon Hollon's gr grandfather doctor pellets

Every time John Ed would grunt and grimace with pain. Pappy would reply with aggregation “Hush Up John Ed this would not have happened if you had been at home where you were supposed to be.”


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About Shannon Hollon

Shannon Hollon lives in McCalla Alabama graduated from McAdory High School and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Served 9 years in the US Navy Seabees with one tour in Afghanistan.Currently employed with US Steel and serving on the board of directors for the West Jefferson County Historical Society.

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