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BRIAN BASHAM/RECORD (Above) Dr. Carlos and Coleen Torres of Detroit Lakes started collecting doctor figurines from the U.S. and around the world in the late 60's. They now have more than 100 in their collection. (Below) Dr. Torres shows off a flea doctor figurine giving an exam and a shot. He said he is amazed at the inginuity it took to make some of his 113 doctor figurines.

Detroit Lakes doctor's travels lead to fun hobby

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Dr. Carlos Torres turned his medical career into a hobby that he wants to share with the community.

Torres and his wife Colleen collect figurines that depict doctors.


The collection started in 1969 when Carlos Torres was going through his medical internship in Regina, Canada.

It started simply, then the collection blossomed into more than 100 pieces. Actually, it's 113 pieces, Colleen Torres said.

"I've got them listed," she added.

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