Anderson, Wesley H.

Oral History Program

Dr. Anderson recalls his education as a physician and beginning a private practice during the Depression. He practiced for the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads, and for the Magna smelters, and also covered local doctors’ practices while they were on vacation. He describes taking produce for pay, paying house calls, and the closing of the Grantsville Deseret Bank. He compares early medical practice to modern practice, including the threat of malpractice lawsuits. The interview took place circa 1960s.