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Dr. R. H. Rust, physician and surgeon and druggist, is a native of Virginia; came, with his parents, to Missouri when a child. In 1849, he commenced the study of medicine; graduated at the Keokuk Medical College in the winter of 1850-51. He has practiced about twenty years in Dallas County, Iowa; in the fall of 1879, came to Blair; June 1881, came to Oakland and opened this drug store. He is probably one of the oldest practicing physicians in the State.