Sport of Racing Aids Longevity: Dr. Talbot, Veterinary at Fair Grounds Track, Will Celebrate His Seventy-Eight Birthday, Daily Racing Form, 1919-01-12


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SPORT OF RACING AIDS LONGEVITY Dr. Talbot, Veterinary at Fair Grounds Track, Will Celebrate His Seventy-Eighth Birthday. NEW ORLEANS, La.. January 11. Next month Dr. Bower Talbot, well-known track veterinary, will celebrate his seventy-eighth birthday and the horsemen at the Fair Grounds are planning to make the event memorable by presenting him with some substantial token of their esteem. In point of service Dr. Talbot is undoubtedly tlie oldest veterinary practitioner in this country, and on the eve of Ids seventy-eighth birthday is hale and hearty and still able to pursue his profession. Twenty-nine years ago he started coming to New Orleans each winter and has been here regularly each year except when there was no racing here. Born in London, England. Dr. Talbot graduated from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, of which institution his father was one of the founders and emigrated to this country in 1S74. Upon his arrival lie started the practice of his profession, his work being confined chiefly to the race tracks. He has practiced on almost every track in this country and during his long years of service lias treated some of the most famous of American thoroughbreds. During the spring and summer months his practice is confined to the Kentucky tracks. lie has never been seriously ill and lie attributes his excellent health to the outdoor life he has lived all of his life.

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