Doctors used to take roosters for payment

Brief by Allen Best

Lore – January 2009 – Colorado Central Magazine

Do doctors still occasionally accept payment in something other than greenbacks, Visa and MasterCard? Dr. Alfred Bedford, a doctor based in Durango, apparently did so, at times in his career taking as payment a barnyard of animals: a donkey, a goat, and chickens. Once he accepted tamales as payment.

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