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He developed an impressive routine he called the Two Minute Drill. When a customer called, Walgreen would repeat the customer’s name, address, and order as he wrote them down to ensure accuracy; then he quietly pass the slip to his assistant, Caleb Danner. Walgreen would keep the customer on the line by discussing everything from the climate to the Cubs—who were then the dominant team in baseball—while Danner collected the items, dashed over to the customer’s house, and knocked on the door. The customer would tell Walgreen that someone was at the door, find Danner there with their order, and come back to the phone to ask Mr.
The shadowy nature of nineteenth-century medical education, however, cannot be ignored—especially as it impacted the field Charles Walgreen Sr. was poised to enter. On Monday, October 11, 1993, a backhoe had just begun excavating the foundation for the University of Michigan’s new physics building. As it dug near the foundation of the decades-old West Engineering Building on Michigan’s central campus, an odor suddenly arose, one so acrid that everyone nearby turned to cover their noses. Seconds later, the scoop brought up a fragment of a human skull.
Whatever he glimpsed brought him back. . When he was able to talk, he related every move that had been made in that long room while he was supposedly unconscious. ”50 Too much can be made of these experiences, but Walgreen was an extraordinarily objective man, not given to exaggeration. There is no doubt this experience made quite an impact on him, allowing him to discard his fear of the future and imbuing him with the urgency to do something special before his time was done. walgreen returns Walgreen came home in November 1898, with an $8-a-month medical pension, some lingering symptoms of his illness, and the strong desire to downshift from Valentine’s busy store.