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Re: Another Doctor's Name-more towns #39787
09/01/01 09:25 PM
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Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
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Okay, Geoff, since you brought it up I guess somebody has to do it. So let me make the requisite mention of the famed Amish enclaves in Lancaster, PA...Intercourse and Bird-in-Hand! (there's a few more, but I'd have to look 'em up)

And I remember that William Least Heat Moon in his incredible travelogue, Blue Highways, mentions a little town he came across in Tennessee (I believe) called Nameless!


Re: Another Doctor's Name-more towns #39788
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well, i think i rather live in Nameless TN, than some other towns.. take pity on all the folks of Farmingdale, NY-- who are least better off than the residents of Hicksville NY. and New England offers Dummerston VT, and Dummer NH.

these name are family names made into place names.. some members of Hicks family still live in the area, they are Hicks from Hicksville! and Dummer is named for a Lt. Governer, but they never lived in the town.. imaging being John Dummer, from Dummerston!


Re: Another Doctor's Name-more towns #39789
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imagine being John Dummer, from Dummerston

Three-plus centuries ago a Mr. Dummer (Benjamin Dummer, I believe) founded a school which has now become a major university. It is fortunate that a few decade later, another gentleman made a fairly major contribution to the school, whereupon the school was re-named after that donor.
Otherwise, Yale University would now be Dummer University.


Re: Dummer #39790
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There is a prestigious private (tuition paid) high school in northeast Massachusets named after the Lt. Gov.:
Governor Dummer Academy.


Re: Another Doctor's Name #39791
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I know of a Dr. Bone who is principal investigator in clinical studies of osteoporosis.


Re: Classic names #39792
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Lest we forget :
Dew Drop Inn for a motel, Dun Workin' for a retirement domicile; and the name of dingy in the comic strip "Shoe"
"Assignment" -- so that the newspaper's receptionist could say, in truth, that the Editor was not available because he was out on "Assignment." (grin-e)


Re: Classic names #39793
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I was taught reproductive medicine by a Dr Breed

(Submitted as evidence: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/cgi-bin/site-bin/ppldisplay.pl?id=A/B/35743-BREED).

From memory we also have a Dr Butcher in Orthopaedics and a Dr Kneebone who specialises in gait disturbance.

The stop-start method of delaying orgasm/ejaculation was developed by Dr Semans.


Re: Classic names #39794
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...and doc comfort specializes in ?


Re: Classic names #39795
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And how can we forget the inventor of the modern flush toilet, the immortal Thomas Crapper. and yes, I know that old chestnut is apocryphal, and therefore of course unlike all else posted here.


Re: Classic names #39796
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wow asks ...and doc comfort specializes in ?

As the name suggests, alcohol addiction.

In truth, intending to specialise in neurology, psychiatry, or a hybrid of the two.


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