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A Plea for the Doctors. December 21, 1864. To the Editor of the Richmond Dispatch:: Will you be so good as to impress it upon our authorities that the action it is reported they are about to take relative to physicians ought to be left to the people of each district to say what physician they preferred to employ in their families. The age of the physician, in very many cases, has nothing in the world to do with the qualifications. I know a village in which there are four physicians, one of them quite a young man; yet he is considered by far the best physician, and is a hard student.--The oldest man of the four is not much employed, and stands low as to qualifications. Now, Mr. Editor, would our authorities wish to force upon the people a physician they had no confidence in and would not employ, and take from them the most skillful of the four because he was the youngest, and a very sober man at that. Not residing near the village, I never employ either of the four. We h