he befriended Billy the Kid, rode with Custer’s 7th Cavalry, knew famed cowboy-detective Charlie Siringo, met outlaws Jesse James and Cole Younger, Calamity Jane, and was in shootouts and Indian fights. He became good friends with General Fred Grant, son of Ulysses S. Grant, whom Hoyt also met. In a lively and engaging memoir of his time as a frontier doctor and his later military career in the Philippines, Hoyt weaves a spellbinding narrative of an exciting life.

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