Dr. Tucker was sent for to attend the birth of one of his family, since he arrived late, he charged them only $2.50. When he was called to the birth of another, and arrived on time, his fee was $5.00. For a third child, his fee was paid for, with sack of potatoes.

Dr. Tucker had little use for painkillers. When Wilbur Gamble was in his office one day, a big, strapping lumberjack named Nelson Berg came in with an abscessed tooth. His Jaw was swollen and he was in a lot of pain. Wilbur Gamble vacated the chair to let Nelson sit down, he would have left the office, but Dr. Tucker said,