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Dr. Dudley Talbot remembers his baby delivering days

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I looked into the eyes of an old man this morning and listened to his heart speak.

Doctors are supposed to be in control but sometimes your emotions get the best of you.

It gets that way when you bring so much life into the world. More than 6000 times, Dr. Dudley Talbot has heard that noise.

"I love babies, give that first slap and let them take that first breath. It's Wonderful" says Dr. Talbot.

"First time I met Dr. Talbot, he slapped me and 26 years later, he slapped my son."

It started back in 1944, he started the ob ward at then tiny Willis Knighton hospital.

"I was delivering 4 and 5 a day. I couldn't get home and had to stay in the hospital and they gave me a room." says Dr. Talbot.

But, this doctor wasn't just there on the good days.

"I was mad at the world and Dr. Talbot came in. He was so nice and understanding. Not being just a good doctor, his tenderness and understanding women."

Dr. Talbot lost the woman he loved for almost 60 years a few years back but most of his memories are good ones. Everywhere he goes, people remember.

"Dr. Talbot, you delivered my baby and she went on about what a good doctor he was."

He's now 99 with a strong body, sharp mind and a full heart.

"It's nice when mothers come up to me. It's been nice to take care of wonderful families and wonderful people" says Dr. Talbot.

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