Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday's Mural

Today's mural was completed in 1994, is 15' wide and 12' high.  The title is "Honoring Early Physicians" and depicts three doctors that served the area around Lake Placid, Florida.
Dr. Alfred Eide served the community from 1930 until 1941.  He was of Norwegian descent, and had served several leading Chicago hospitals before going to Florida.  He is remembered for performing lab tests, and mixing and dispensing his own drugs, all for $2.  If he made a house call, the charge was $3.

Dr. D.W. Crankshaw was a pioneer of holistic health, and believed that treating an ailment required treating the whole person.  He practiced medicine in Michigan and on the Outer Banks of North Carolina before coming to Lake Placid in 1948, and served there until 1977.

Dr. Norman Tyler arrived in 1959, having interned in New York, and served in Tampa prior to arriving in Lake Placid.  He was born in Birmingham, England but was sent to the US for his education.  One of his pet projects was the physical well-being of high school athletes.  Anyone who participated in sports received a regular free examination.

I thought it was a beautiful tribute to these physicians who were much beloved by their community!

Linking to Monday Murals.

23 comments:

Andy said...

Interesting concept painting in shades of grey. Nice to see the doctors honoured for their roll in society.

s.c said...

Great mural and a nice history but I think your header photo is really stunning. Thanks for showing.

Ann said...

much loved doctors?

biebkriebels said...

I like the mural and the story very much.

Dianna said...

Sort of like a mini Mt Rushmore...?
Neat that the townfolk thought so much of them.

eileeninmd said...

Great story and mural. Thanks for sharing, Linda!

Jenn Jilks said...

I love your header, and this, too!
I keep meaning to do a mural post. I have photographed a few around these parts.
What fun!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Jan n Jer said...

We could use these guys in this day n age...good Dr's. are hard to find!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Super tribute and mural!

TexWisGirl said...

real life heroes.

Danielle said...

What a phenomenal tribute.

Candy C. said...

What a nice "Mt. Rushmore-esque" tribute to these physicians by their community! :)

La Principessa Errante said...

It is a lovely tribute. I agree the gray toned Mt. Rushmore feel is fascinating, I also get a real asian feel in it as well. Nice mural, great capture.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Fantastic shot and a really interesting post.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A beautiful tribute Linda, they must have been very much loved by the community.

Riet said...

That is a beautiful and special mural, all about these heroes.

RedPat said...

A fabulous tribute!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...this mural is awesome. Bud and I walked through old town the other morning just to get out of the house, and I found some murals that kids painted...so sometime I'll try and remember to get them off the camera and post them....not at all as good as the ones you have in your area, to be sure.

hamilton said...

I like that this is done to resemble the Mt Rushmore carvings.

Red said...

Sure wish we had a few of those docs around today. we really need them. they cared.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Very pretty mural Linda with cool colors and a very nice tribute to the local Doctors.

Brian King said...

It has a Rushmore look to it! Fantastic mural and a very talented artist!

Rita said...

Linda, this was a lovely post with great information and the mural is wonderful as well.

I wish more communities would use murals to honor their founding fathers and outstanding citizens.