Upcoming program about the history of local doctors and hospitals

Create: 02/19/2016 - 07:32

Here's a great historical presentation coming up next Monday about local doctors and healthcare of the past.

Jim Bales will present the program entitled "Early Healthcare in Sumner County" to the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society and guests on Monday, Feb 22 at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet (1311 E 16th).

The meal will be at 5:30 pm and the presentation will begin at 6:30 pm. If you choose to eat, you will have to pay for your meal, but it's completely free to attend the presentation.

Bales will speak about the first doctors in Sumner County, their practices and the formation and evolution of early local hospitals.

Bales is the president of the Chisholm Trail Museum, which is housed in the old Hatcher Hospital building at 502 N Washington. The building is turning 100 years this year, and Bales will be giving this presentation to kick off this centennial year of celebration for the museum building.

Bales also asks anyone who has any photographs or information regarding early doctors or hospitals to contact the museum at 620-326-3820 so they can make copies and include it in the museum's historical information.

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