Dr. Susan Anderson: Frontier Medicine Woman

The story behind Dr. Susan Anderson, one of the first female doctors on the frontier. Susan Anderson opens up her own practice in a small mining town, but to her disappointment, things get off to a slow start. In these rough-and-tumble parts, folks have their doubts and hesitations about a woman doctor. But when a desperate miner rushes into her office with a severely injured boy in his arms, Anderson rushes into action, making a snap decision that goes against the status quo. Her innovative thinking and quick actions save the boy’s arm, bringing the credibility she needed to get her medical practice off the ground. Years later, she shares her experiences while treating legendary gunslinger turned news reporter, Bat Masterson.