– The doctor in Dalhart, Texas who operated a hospital out of a two-story sanitarium. Egan describes Dawson as “a tobacco-spitting, black-bearded man of the South” who wore “a dark Stetson” that he took off only when performing surgery. Originally from Kentucky, Dawson went to Texas to alleviate his respiratory problems. He was married to Willie Dawson, who assisted him in the management of his practice.
Doctor George “Doc” Waller Dawson Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
The timeline below shows where the character Doctor George “Doc” Waller Dawson appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Wanderer
...tower there was a two-story sanitarium—the only hospital for hundreds of miles. On one side, Dr. George Waller Dawson , nicknamed “Doc,” had a medical practice. His wife, Willie Catherine, a woman known for... (full context)
Chapter 3: Creating Dalhart
Chapter 5: Last of the Great Plowup
Chapter 6: First Wave
Chapter 14: Showdown in Dalhart
Chapter 17: A Call to Arms
Chapter 20: The Saddest Land
...wreckage of the plains. Hugh Bennett and cowboys on the XIT had offered similar messages. Doc Dawson ’s youngest son, John, shared their view. He left Dalhart in 1929 to practice law... (full context)
Chapter 23: The Last Men
...in the front of his house grew into “a blanket of green by early July.” Doc Dawson ’s withered section finally grew healthy corn. On Andy James’ ranch, there was “ankle-high carpet.”... (full context)
...later, smothering the garden and invading the White family home. Then they moved on to Doc Dawson ’s farm, chewing the corn down to thin stalks. They even tried to consume polished... (full context)