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(Cincinnati Enquirer)   100-year-old doctor still makes house calls. Attributes his long life to unfiltered cigarettes, regular leechings, and a thimbleful of apple vinegar everyday   (news.cincinnati.com ) divider line
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2011-12-13 04:44:45 PM  
If there was a

Stopped reading.
 
2011-12-13 04:49:47 PM  

casual disregard: If there was a

Stopped reading.


Ugh, wrong thread!

Good genes. That's all it is at this stage of our tech. Someday we'll conquer aging, but probably not this century.

The last time I got carded, it was one of those prim and proper asian ladies, you know? She might be 50 or 60 but she still looks pretty good. I handed her my driver's license and she glances at it and then does a whiplash double take. "You look so young!" My ancestors tend to live a long time, despite some scary genetic disorders, but we all look quite dang young. It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.
 
2011-12-13 05:19:25 PM  
Good read, subby! The doctor still seems mentally sharp and funny, too.

How does it feel to be 100?

He examined both of his hands. He squeezed one. Then, the other.

"Don't feel anything different," he said with a sly smile.

"Most people my age," he added, "can't feel anything. They're dead."
 
2011-12-13 05:35:15 PM  
No Dr. Who reference? -1
 
2011-12-13 07:09:10 PM  
oscargoldmanband.com

RIP Oscar Goldman
 
2011-12-13 07:13:35 PM  

casual disregard: It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-12-13 07:27:29 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2011-12-13 07:56:29 PM  

OregonVet: casual disregard: It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x390]


It's true :/
 
2011-12-13 08:33:31 PM  

casual disregard: casual disregard: If there was a

Stopped reading.

Ugh, wrong thread!

Good genes. That's all it is at this stage of our tech. Someday we'll conquer aging, but probably not this century.

The last time I got carded, it was one of those prim and proper asian ladies, you know? She might be 50 or 60 but she still looks pretty good. I handed her my driver's license and she glances at it and then does a whiplash double take. "You look so young!" My ancestors tend to live a long time, despite some scary genetic disorders, but we all look quite dang young. It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.


i can hear the pluck of banjo strings
 
2011-12-13 08:34:08 PM  

casual disregard: Ugh, wrong thread!


Stopped reading.
 
2011-12-13 08:37:07 PM  

casual disregard: casual disregard: If there was a

Stopped reading.

Ugh, wrong thread!

Good genes. That's all it is at this stage of our tech. Someday we'll conquer aging, but probably not this century.

The last time I got carded, it was one of those prim and proper asian ladies, you know? She might be 50 or 60 but she still looks pretty good. I handed her my driver's license and she glances at it and then does a whiplash double take. "You look so young!" My ancestors tend to live a long time, despite some scary genetic disorders, but we all look quite dang young. It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30 with nearly as many great grandchildren.

 
2011-12-13 08:37:23 PM  
 
2011-12-13 08:39:26 PM  

casual disregard: I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.


Don't worry - you'll age eventually.

I remember what it was like to be carded. Now if they do it, it's only to verify that I'm using my own credit card. I usually tell them if it were stolen I'd be buying more expensive shiat.
 
2011-12-13 08:39:40 PM  

OregonVet: casual disregard: It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x390]



LOL
 
2011-12-13 08:39:48 PM  
(checks to see if Quantum has posted yet)

I think we should ignore anagathics and concentrate on deep space travel.

:-)
 
2011-12-13 08:43:05 PM  
Can I get a script for some laudanum? I need it for my uh, vapors problem. Yeah, that's the ticket.
 
2011-12-13 08:44:46 PM  
Grandpa: Well let me tell you something now, Johnny. Last Thursday, I turned 95 years old. And I never exercised a day in my life. Every morning, I wake up, and I smoke a cigarette. And then I eat five strips of bacon. And for lunch, I eat a bacon sandwich. And for a midday snack?
John: Bacon.
Grandpa: Bacon! A whole damn plate! And I usually drink my dinner. Now according to all of them flat-belly experts, I should've took a dirt nap like thirty years ago. But each year comes and goes, and I'm still here. Ha! And they keep dyin'. You know? Sometimes I wonder if God forgot about me. Just goes to show you, huh?
 
2011-12-13 08:51:15 PM  
fark you asshole, you and your farking telomeres. Me, I'm pretty much guaranteed to die of cancer or a stroke by my 80s.

Good enough for me though. Being 100 is overrated.
 
2011-12-13 08:51:43 PM  
Meanwhile my 79/80 year-old rheumatologist is retiring this Friday to "be with his family". I should email this article to his office.

/damned good doctor
//short Iranian... made more than a few questionable comments to me, but I just brush em off
///Ohioan here
 
2011-12-13 08:53:25 PM  
The onions on his belt don't hurt none, either.
 
2011-12-13 08:53:45 PM  

casual disregard: casual disregard: If there was a

Stopped reading.

Ugh, wrong thread!

Good genes. That's all it is at this stage of our tech. Someday we'll conquer aging, but probably not this century.

The last time I got carded, it was one of those prim and proper asian ladies, you know? She might be 50 or 60 but she still looks pretty good. I handed her my driver's license and she glances at it and then does a whiplash double take. "You look so young!" My ancestors tend to live a long time, despite some scary genetic disorders, but we all look quite dang young. It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.


i was carded into my 30's. but then one day, it just stopped. You'll miss it.

As far Apple Cider Vinegar, that stuff is magic for people/pets with bladder infections, which is an issue that some older people need to worry about.
 
2011-12-13 08:54:07 PM  
The heck with Dr. Fred Goldman... I want to know who Dr. Fred Goldman's doctor is.
 
2011-12-13 08:56:36 PM  
Was he born in dickety-two?
 
2011-12-13 08:58:54 PM  
In other news, who mother nature chooses to get 100+ years is almost entirely up to chance. Sorry mr. fruitinarian Steve Jobs.
 
2011-12-13 09:00:28 PM  

T.rex: casual disregard: casual disregard: If there was a

Stopped reading.

Ugh, wrong thread!

Good genes. That's all it is at this stage of our tech. Someday we'll conquer aging, but probably not this century.

The last time I got carded, it was one of those prim and proper asian ladies, you know? She might be 50 or 60 but she still looks pretty good. I handed her my driver's license and she glances at it and then does a whiplash double take. "You look so young!" My ancestors tend to live a long time, despite some scary genetic disorders, but we all look quite dang young. It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.

i was carded into my 30's. but then one day, it just stopped. You'll miss it.

As far Apple Cider Vinegar, that stuff is magic for people/pets with bladder infections, which is an issue that some older people need to worry about.


I'm 38. Everyone says I look like Harry Potter. I mean, I think he's a dork but at least he's really young.
 
2011-12-13 09:01:13 PM  
The nice thing about his house calls is that when you smell urine you know he's almost to your front door.
 
2011-12-13 09:05:08 PM  
img831.imageshack.us

He aged well
 
2011-12-13 09:15:40 PM  
"We were married by a justice of the peace," he recalled. "We stood in line with 30 drunken Mexicans who had just been arrested. The justice of the peace pushed me aside and asked if I had $25. I did. He married us right then and there with 30 drunken Mexicans as our witnesses."

I bet his wedding was more festive than a church wedding with these guys.

I hope to live more than a hundred years old, maybe more than 500 :D
 
2011-12-13 09:22:37 PM  
My grandfather was a doctor much like this guy. He was a family practitioner in a small town in upstate NY and semi-practiced into his late 80s. I'm sure he'd still be doing that now (he's 95) but had a few TIAs in the past few years and isn't in as good of health. Apparently he recently said in one of his lucid moments that he "wants to get out of the house and get a job".
 
2011-12-13 09:22:54 PM  

casual disregard: The last time I got carded, it was one of those prim and proper asian ladies, you know? She might be 50 or 60 but she still looks pretty good. I handed her my driver's license and she glances at it and then does a whiplash double take. "You look so young!" My ancestors tend to live a long time, despite some scary genetic disorders, but we all look quite dang young. It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.


Same thing happens to my girlfriend and she is 30. We've gone out to dinner and she's been asked if she wants a kid's menu. She doesn't drink often though, so people tend not to realize the mistake they've made since she almost never gets carded.

/We were out with a female friend of ours once and the waiter thought my girlfriend was our daughter.
//Girlfriend is older than I am.
 
2011-12-13 09:23:49 PM  
My phone crashed 2 pages in. D'oh. Seemed like a cool guy from the first 40 % of the article.
 
2011-12-13 09:24:30 PM  
cool story
 
2011-12-13 09:25:29 PM  
I get carded every once in a while at 44. I ususally just take off my hat and they wave me through.
 
2011-12-13 09:35:21 PM  
Doesn't smoke, drinks once a year at passover, so he's obviously not a Farker. Nice to hear he was kicking ass in the Alaskan bush up until he was 97, unless of course he was spending the vacation at the Great Alaskan Bush Company (new window), which might even be more awesome.
 
2011-12-13 09:45:17 PM  
My great-grandmother swore by apple cider vinegar. She drank it everyday. Of course she is dead now but living to 97 isn't too shabby.
 
2011-12-13 09:49:54 PM  
Wasn't there a recent article that said most 100 year + old people share a bunch of similar genes and if you're not in the "age well" club you're pretty much screwed no matter what you do? Of course they tried to give the old "nurture is more important than nature" spiel in that article, but it's clear that if you have good genes, you'll be able to get away with a hell of a lot more than someone who doesn't.

/If your Dad cacked at 50 of a heart attack, odds are pretty good that you will too.
 
2011-12-13 09:55:06 PM  

U8D1EyedSnake: My great-grandmother swore by apple cider vinegar. She drank it everyday. Of course she is dead now but living to 97 isn't too shabby.


My Mom drank that too. She died of numerous complications at 65.
 
2011-12-13 09:57:02 PM  
My 81 year old father says he still often feels 18 until he tries to something strenuous and his body reminds him that he's old. He still works a part time job and has beaten bladder cancer and a bad heart valve. .
 
2011-12-13 10:00:45 PM  
Just switched over to Ecig today. Damned if this thing doesn't feel real. This might be the time! Buzzing......
 
2011-12-13 10:16:29 PM  

casual disregard: casual disregard: If there was a

Stopped reading.

Ugh, wrong thread!

Good genes. That's all it is at this stage of our tech. Someday we'll conquer aging, but probably not this century.

The last time I got carded, it was one of those prim and proper asian ladies, you know? She might be 50 or 60 but she still looks pretty good. I handed her my driver's license and she glances at it and then does a whiplash double take. "You look so young!" My ancestors tend to live a long time, despite some scary genetic disorders, but we all look quite dang young. It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.


Mmmmkay
 
2011-12-13 10:18:02 PM  

KrispyKritter: casual disregard: casual disregard: If there was a

Stopped reading.

Ugh, wrong thread!

Good genes. That's all it is at this stage of our tech. Someday we'll conquer aging, but probably not this century.

The last time I got carded, it was one of those prim and proper asian ladies, you know? She might be 50 or 60 but she still looks pretty good. I handed her my driver's license and she glances at it and then does a whiplash double take. "You look so young!" My ancestors tend to live a long time, despite some scary genetic disorders, but we all look quite dang young. It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.

i can hear the pluck of banjo strings


Right.
 
2011-12-13 10:18:31 PM  

casual disregard: casual disregard: If there was a

Stopped reading.

Ugh, wrong thread!

Good genes. That's all it is at this stage of our tech. Someday we'll conquer aging, but probably not this century.

The last time I got carded, it was one of those prim and proper asian ladies, you know? She might be 50 or 60 but she still looks pretty good. I handed her my driver's license and she glances at it and then does a whiplash double take. "You look so young!" My ancestors tend to live a long time, despite some scary genetic disorders, but we all look quite dang young. It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30.


Grab all the 30-something teachers who think they're playing on the less-than-legal side while you can, that is if you're not already doing it.
 
2011-12-13 10:19:20 PM  

fsbilly: casual disregard: casual disregard: If there was a

Stopped reading.

Ugh, wrong thread!

Good genes. That's all it is at this stage of our tech. Someday we'll conquer aging, but probably not this century.

The last time I got carded, it was one of those prim and proper asian ladies, you know? She might be 50 or 60 but she still looks pretty good. I handed her my driver's license and she glances at it and then does a whiplash double take. "You look so young!" My ancestors tend to live a long time, despite some scary genetic disorders, but we all look quite dang young. It's a bit annoying for me, actually, I have had people think I'm a young teen; I'm close to 30 with nearly as many great grandchildren.


I was just thinking the same thing.
 
2011-12-13 10:20:19 PM  
The onion did a worlds oldest neurosurgeon turns 100 one a while back....

Pops to the Onion (new window)
 
2011-12-13 10:20:53 PM  

Ed Finnerty: The nice thing about his house calls is that when you smell urine you know he's almost to your front door.


The cure for being odor free at advanced age is likely implants (or no teeth), and never eating.
 
2011-12-13 10:56:23 PM  
"Most people my age cant feel anything, they're dead"

What age group can't say this?

/first shuttle off of this rock.
 
2011-12-13 11:24:45 PM  
My own doctor in Cincinnati was a lot like this guy. Well past retirement and still served his community because they needed him--$17 per visit, no receptionist, you waited your turn in the office and he gave you whatever time you needed. He worked in a slightly seedy part of town, too, and the patients would look after him to make sure he got out of the office OK.

Good on you, Dr. Goldman. And Dr. Gallenstein, you deserved the img1.fark.net tag.
 
2011-12-14 12:06:12 AM  
The doctor I saw pretty much my whole life just retired. He was there when I was born. He worked at the small hospital in my town and built his own clinic up from nothing. When he retired he sold his clinic to the hospital and they immediately fired pretty much everyone. He wrote them a letter being pissed as hell that they were dismantling his life's work all to save a few bucks.
 
2011-12-14 02:05:16 AM  
And the farker has most of his hair as well. Mother nature is not fair!!!

/started thinning in my early 20's
 
2011-12-14 02:11:08 AM  

GypsyJoker: My own doctor in Cincinnati was a lot like this guy. Well past retirement and still served his community because they needed him--$17 per visit, no receptionist, you waited your turn in the office and he gave you whatever time you needed. He worked in a slightly seedy part of town, too, and the patients would look after him to make sure he got out of the office OK.

Good on you, Dr. Goldman. And Dr. Gallenstein, you deserved the [img1.fark.net image 54x11] tag.


Love my hometown Cincy. It;s unfortunate that all of the historical cool spots to see that were settled a long time ago are now the seedy parts of town. The architecture in OTR is beautiful during the day time. Seems like that neighborhood is trying to make a comeback with some new young families moving in. I still wouldn't walk down there alone at night.
 
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