By all evidence available there were only four doctors that served the Clermont people by making house calls to Clermont. They were Dr. Chadwick from Smethport , Dr. Howard Cleveland from Mt Jewett, Dr. Freeman from Hazelhurst, and Dr. Joseph Alfieri.
Dr. Chadwick would ride the train to Clermont when making house calls and of course after the trains ceased running many Clermont people drove to Smethport in their cars to see the doctor in his office.
Dr. Cleveland made his trips to Clermont by
car and was known for his speedy driving. Any of his patients that needed
hospital care were sent to his hospital in Kane known as the
Dr. Joseph Alfieri, my brother, was born in
our home in Clermont. Dr. Cleveland was the doctor who performed the delivery.
After graduating from medical School at the