Chapter: Body and Soul

Doctor's Medical Bag

"The doctor is in the house"
1926-68 Doctor's medical bag, held tools most needed for house calls Doctor's Medical Bag


Dr. C.W. Wiebe used this medical bag when he made house calls, and he needed to take his instruments with him.

Dr. Wiebe was born in 1893 and grew up on a farm close to Altona, Manitoba. He taught in rural Manitoba schools, but changed his vocation to medicine, thinking he could serve the community better that way. He began his practice in Winkler in 1926, was very involved in the founding of the Winkler Bethel Hospital in 1939. He had delivered 6,000 babies before his retirement in 1978.