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Historical Society exhibit: Just what the doctor ordered

Everything Dr. Brad Walker needed in his medical practice — part of Cornwall Historical Society’s new exhibit. Photo Contributed

CORNWALL — Cornwall Historical Society’s new exhibit answers the question, “Where do babies come from?”

In Cornwall, between 1923 and 1978, the answer would have been Dr. Brad Walker. Articles and letters at the Cornwall Historical Society record that Dr. Walker delivered a lot of babies — 800 by some accounts, an impressive 6,000 by others.

On Friday, June 24, the Cornwall Historical Society’s major 2011 exhibit, Care to Cure: Medicine in the Era of Dr. W.B. Walker, 1923-1978, opens with an evening reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 7 Pine St.

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