My earliest memories of doctors were when the doctor would visit the family home with her gladstone bag in hand, as a soft *** 5 year old i would be in bed (bottom bunk) and the glass thermometor would be presented and "popped" into my mouth. after 30 seconds it was removed and examined..."Hmm, stay in bed and eat chicken soup" was the usual advice," take two asprin every four hours and you will be right as rain"....and usually you were.