MSSC celebrating 120-year anniversary

MSSC celebrating 120-year anniversary

In 1903, 36 years after the arrival of the first physician in Wichita, the Medical Society of Sedgwick County was formed by 25 local doctors. During the following years and decades, MSSC physicians treated the sick and injured, built hospitals, initiated public health campaigns and stopped epidemics. This work continues today.

MSSC is recognizing its 120th anniversary with historical items in the MSSC News throughout the year. On page 2 of this newsletter, MSSC President Maurice Duggins, MD, reflects on how the calling of MSSC’s founding physicians still resonates and remains true today. Next month, we’ll report on a 96-year-old bronze bust of pioneering Wichita physician Andrew H. Fabrique – and the nationally known artist who created it.