Press Release:  Historical Society Presents Physicians of North Manchester


On Monday, May 13 the North Manchester Historical Society presents Ferne Baldwin with stories about physicians of North Manchester.  She will give anecdotes about the practices of Dr. Ladosta Bunker, the Winton Brothers and Woodward and Simon.  The program will be held in the Assembly Room of Timbercrest Senior Living Community, 2201 East Street, at 6:40 p.m.  There is no cost for the program, which is free to the public.  All are welcome. 


Baldwin’s presentations at the Historical Society meetings are popular offerings.  She describes her program as telling interesting stories about real people.  Baldwin is a well-known figure at Timbercrest, where she hosts a monthly Life Time Learning program.  She describes herself as having three distinct careers:  private secretary, missionary, and college teacher.  She also served as president of the North Manchester Historical Society for 10 years, board member for over 20 years, and publisher of its newsletter for 11 years. 


Baldwin became interested in stories about North Manchester doctors as a result of her years of research on local history.  “These are fascinating stories,” says Baldwin, “and I wanted to share them.  I’ll also talk about some of the medical practices of the time.  They were very different from today!”


The public is also invited to come to the Assembly Room at 6 p.m. for a meal prior to the meeting.  For those who wish to attend the dinner, reservations must be made no later than noon on Friday, May 10.  The cost of the meal is $8.50.  Reservations may be made by calling May at 260-982-1813 or Evelyn at 260-982-6777.