Late night hours.

Wilson Daily Times, 28 November 1930.

The “doc” was chiropodist Zebulon Myer Johnson, a Bertie County native who lived in Wilson for several years before his death in 1934. It is not clear whether (or where) he received formal medical training, but Johnson claimed the title as early as 1918, when he registered for the World War I draft in Nash County, N.C. Presumably, he held late night hours at his home office to accommodate the schedules of clients standing long hours on their feet in tobacco factories or performing domestic work.

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