Images: Dr. Gaine Cannon

  • By Diane Summerville
  • Photography Bruce Roberts

As soon as he arrived in Balsam Grove, Dr. Gaine Cannon knew he could make a difference in the isolated community desperate for medical care.

Dr. Gaine Cannon

In the 1950s and ’60s, Dr. Gaine Cannon took medical care directly to his patients, many of whom were among the poorest people living in western North Carolina’s remote regions and had never before seen a doctor. Acclaimed North Carolina photographer Bruce Roberts traveled with Cannon, capturing these images as Dr. Cannon served the community of Balsam Grove.

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