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About half the people in town would shut up shop early in the afternoon and take their skis to this mountain. It was a long, hard climb to the top. From there, as you looked down at the valley and town so far below, the people looked like ants moving about. The edge of the moun­tain at your feet was so steep that it seemed as if you were looking straight down a precipice into space. On your shoes and going down, the speed was so terrific and the wind against you so strong that you felt exactly as if you were falling from some high cliff.

Photograph from Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District. Four generations of the Gardiner family, 1942: Dr. Charles Fox Gardiner, Dorothy Gardiner Hemming, W. D. Hemming Jr. and baby David Hemming. Photograph from Special Collections, Pikes Peak Library District, courtesy of Mrs. W. D. Hemming. • xxiv • Introduction Notes: This work is excerpted from Doctors, Disease and Dying in the Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Library District, 2008). 1. The title phrase, “. . the trials and tribulations of a hinterland physician of pioneer days.

To enjoy Gods beautiful scenery all about, which to my mind gives it a charm and advantage all its own— I hope the future will bring a sanitary science that will render most diseases harmless—and when you smile at our work and • xxxii • Gardiner Letter no doubt wonder how we could have been so blind as not to see and know all you do, remember when you smile that we did our best as you are doing. And so gentlemen God bless & keep you one and all, and “we who are about to die salute you,” who are not yet born— With best wishes & kind regards for you in the year 2001 Sincerely yours Charles Fox Gardiner In case any of my descendents are alive and interested in my life— I am a direct descendent of Lyon Gardiner (9th) who came to America 1632—and who is buried in the town of East Hampton Long Island—I was born in New York City, graduated at Bellevue Hospital Medical College 1882.

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