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At the Doctor's

norman-rockwell-doctor-doll2As many of you advised me recently when I posted about being worried about my failing memory, I saw my GP today. He assured me, after a brief formal test, that all was well and I had no need to visit a Memory Clinic or anything like that. So good news on that front TG.

But while I was in the doctor's waiting rooms I was fascinated by this large sentimental picture by Norman Rockwell of the Doctor and the Doll. Isn't it nice? I have not seen it before. I think it illustrates the caring attitude all doctors should show when dealing with children.

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Great news! I'm glad for you. :)

Lovely image, thank you for sharing it.
Phew :) I'm very pleased to hear that.

And that is a gorgeous picture. Look at how earnestly he's listening to the doll's chest. Very sweet.
Did you tell the doctor about your hand tremors?
I hope so
sorry to be a nag but I have a friend who... It was a good "intervention".
Happy that your memory has no problems!!!

The picture is a big favorite here in the USA and hangs in many doctors offices along with one of a little boy checking out the doctor's certificated hanging on the wall. There is a renewal of interest in Norman Rockwell's work.
What a lovely picture. *hugs*
Great news about your memory. :)

I love Normal Rockwell. Most of his work gives you that "warm fuzzy" feeling. :)
Hugs, Jon
Good to hear about your memory!

I remember that picture in my pediatrician's waiting room when I was a child.
:)
So glad to hear this good news! You seem to be an extraordinary lady.
An elderly gentleman! (82 nearly. Thank you.
Oh my! I am not sure how I missed this though I am new to your journal. Well, now you seem to be an extraordinary gentleman!
You're welcome.
Very glad to hear that good news!

That's a very popular Rockwell painting here in the US... really the ideal of how we wish all doctors behaved!
That is a great painting, I agree.

My doc's have pictures of them surfing in Mexico, the kitty's (p-doc); and mother's feeding their babies (guess which doc).

Norman Rockwell is ubiquitous over here due to so many of his paintings being covers for The Saturday Evening Post, which was a very popular magazine years ago. This is one of my favorites:



He painted himself in this one, he's the thin guy with his hand on his chin.

Edited at 2014-01-18 16:31 (UTC)
That's a lovely picture. I don't know what their religions are but it is appropriate for today - the first day of the annual Church Unity Week 2014.
This is one of my favorites by Rockwell. There were two at our clinic that are like this with kids. One just had his last day at our clinic yesterday, he is going up north to the children's hospital. That one was very instrumental in helping my autistic son develop to where he could communicate with doctor's, even though I still have to translate sometimes. The other one is still at our clinic and was instrumental in helping us figure out what was always making my daughter so ill and diagnosing her food allergies. I am not sure how common this sort of doctor is in the cities, but I've been pretty lucky that all the doctors I've encountered out in the rural areas I've lived in have been this way.
A parent can have great confidence in such a doctor and it helps and gives one peace of mind.
What good news about your memory - and how much better you will sleep now, knowing your GP is happy with it.
Yes indeed. When one knows how things are, even if bad news, one can accept it.
I believe that this was the March 9th, 1929 cover for the Saturday Evening Post.

This is perhaps my favorite Rockwell painting:

http://www.ioffer.com/i/the-scoutmaster-boy-scout-art-print-by-norman-rockwell-89136926

I was a volunteer with Scouting for many years
And that is great news from the doctor. When you're eighty you are entitled to misplace your house keys or perhaps not bring the mail in. Just so long as it doesn't involve the stove or feeding the cat!
I'm very glad to hear that there's nothing wrong with your memory! You must have many, many memories - perhaps you can write them down, so that future generations will be able to read them and know what the world was like in the 20th century.

If only doctors would treat adults caringly, too! (Some do, of course, but others are brusque and impatient and display far too high an opinion of themselves.)

I'm pleased for you!
Norman Rockwell has always charmed me.
Excellent news, indeed.

I've seen that image before, it really is quite lovely, and I agree, definitely the attitude all doctors should have when treating children.
I love Norman Rockwell. His art is such a snapshot of its time. It's very human, too.