Doctor's Office

Doctor's Office (HMH7O)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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N 35° 23.56', W 119° 1.256'

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Until modern medicine, contagious diseases afflicted both young and old and many died at a young age.

In 1875, there were fifteen physicians in Kern County, which had a widely scattered population of approximately 2,700 people. These fifteen doctors and the many that followed could be summoned day or night, during floods and storms, to the bedside of those in need.

There were many times when all a doctor could do for the suffering patient was to relieve pain, bind up wounds, splint broken bones, perform minor surgical procedures, and on occasion, comfort the dying.

H.L. "Jack" Goforth donated this building in 1957. It may have originally been a residence near the town of McKittrick in western Kern County.
HM NumberHMH7O
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316459 N 3918464
Decimal Degrees35.39266667, -119.02093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.56', W 119° 1.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 33.60" N, 119° 1' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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