Dr Anne Young 1983

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hf CTmunUfNcws greenville piedmont Games Advice Weddings Sunday, July 10, 1983 Section E i V 1 'Yr' V - 7 Y , YHj :r; -p-r;;i -p-r;;i -p-r;;i -p-r;;i o :' ?YY. v:. Yj : ' SK-V' SK-V' SK-V' Y " V YY J : Vv ' ml ' :& Y '''' " ; ' ' ' '' 's', 'VVM'i ' ' " 4 For Dr. Anne Austin Young, there is no end to caring for women and their babies, even at age 91... By Deb .' tfllf Ncti style staff Carolina and northeast Georgia when the calls came that a delivery was imminent. The two of them made a loving, smoothly furtc-tioning furtc-tioning furtc-tioning team, so much so that when he died 14 years ago, she gave up surgery and concentrated solely on Paul Brown Tarna Jade Taylor, born to Rick and Vickie Taylor July 5, was Dr. Young's last delivery ANDERSON It was a girl. Eight pounds, 11 ounces. Twenty inches long. Name, Tarna Jade Taylor. Attending physician, Dr. Anne Austin Young. It was only fitting that it be a girl. A girl who will graduate from high school in the 21st century delivered delivered by a woman pioneer of the 19th century. Their lives interlocked briefly, intensely, all-importantly, all-importantly, all-importantly, in the 20th century, in the few minutes on the afternoon of July 5 that it took Tarna Jade to struggle from her mother's womb. And with the birth of Rick and Vickie Taylor's first child came the gentle end of a lifetime of obstetrics obstetrics for Dr. Young. No fanfare marked her retirement from this segment of her practice, just a weary drive home through a stifling summer afternoon for the 91-year-old 91-year-old 91-year-old 91-year-old 91-year-old woman. Dr. Young's work was finished. Baby 10,509 marked the end of the line for this physician who has likely delivered more babies than any other obstetrician obstetrician in South Carolina. The secret of her remarkable record, she grinned, is undoubtedly rooted in her gender. "Most of the doctors quit when they get a certain age," she said. "The men, you know, they go fishing and all and do other things. But I just had no desire to quit." Indeed, the thought of giving up the delivery of babies is bewildering to Dr. Young. "I feel lost," she admitted. "I really do." But her decision has been made and she is stepping stepping aside voluntarily, giving up the obstetrics portion of her practice because of the late hours and the inherent inherent danger of being out alone during those late hours. But she will continue to treat gynecology patients from her office on Fant Street, holding the practice open until her grandson, Dr. John Davenport, returns from California to reclaim it. More problems By staying in practice, she may be creating more problems than she's solving, she said with a chuckle. Many of her patients who become pregnant get upset when they discover she plans to refer them to another obstetrician. "I had one here the other day," said Dr. Young, who explained to the newly pregnant woman that someone else would deliver the baby. "She started crying. She said, 'You delivered my husband. You delivered me. You delivered my two children. And now you won't deliver this one.' "I felt real mean," Dr. Young sighed, but she smiled slightly, delighted at the trust she still inspires in women one-third one-third one-third her age. The great attachment her patients feel for the elderly elderly doctor is easy to understand. While she is unyielding unyielding in her insistance on a future mother's abstinence from drinking, smoking, eating junk food and skipping vitamins, she is kind and attentive, staying with her through the frightening labor process as long as possible. possible. Much of Dr. Young's manner is a holdover from the days when home deliveries were the rule, back in 1918 when she and her young husband, Dr. Charles Henry Young, set up practice in Anderson. The male Dr. Young was a surgeon and his wife assisted him in obstetrics and gynecology. Even today, she contends terfere in the natural process, and even more, against that the best career move she ever made was in her mothers who choose abortion as a way out of an un- un- choice of marriage partners. wanted situation. Several years ago, a young woman came to see 0ne of the wavs today's crop of doctors upset the her, seeking advice on a career in medicine. Dr. intended order of things, she said, is to give unneces- unneces- Young's answer: "Pick you out a good medical stu- stu- sarv Caesarian sections. "We have a tendency - I dent to marry. When you get home from work each mean these youn8 fe'lows wf iVs easier, t0 do a day, you'll have something in common. That's a big section. You can get through and go on to work or golf thing " or something else." ' . . . . . I.. . . She adheres to the way things were back in the The Dr Young of today is a spry if slightly bent first haIf of the cem wen c6aesarians were re-woman, re-woman, re-woman, alert, gracious yet blunt, a believer, as ever, ded aS more seriouJs operations. She made her in the naturalness of birth and of its God-given God-given God-given beauty. " She speaks out loud and long against doctors who in- in- See Young, Page 12E 4 . " ' ! ' i - 1 - ' " . - . . , - f, ; 7, -, -, . ' . - '!-775 '!-775 '!-775 ;,V7;r.. SaV 4 ' -r-;--7A -r-;--7A -r-;--7A -r-;--7A -r-;--7A -r-;--7A -r-;--7A ':-.- ':-.- ':-.- ':-.- 'v7-v'-7 'v7-v'-7 'v7-v'-7 'v7-v'-7 'v7-v'-7 -v-f -v-f -v-f -v-f 7". v. surgery ; in turn, he accompanied her ail over South Dr. Young delivered Zachary Walter Knight to Walt and Sherri Knight of Easley in late June, the next to last delivery in Dr. Young s career

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  1. The Greenville News,
  2. 10 Jul 1983, Sun,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 53

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