MAY 10, 2013 – FORT MYERS, FLA – The Edison State College Foundation and the Museum of Medical History will host a special reception to honor its cofounder and curator, Dr. Roger D. Scott, MD, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the museum in Building AA, Edison State College Lee Campus. Tours of the Edison State College Nursing facilities and labs will also be held from 4-5 p.m. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will benefit the Medical Museum Fund.
The museum has displayed its developing collection in many locations; however Edison State College is now the first permanent home for the principal segment of the vast collection as well as the founding Curator. The collection has been donated by both individuals and groups over the last 11 years. It represents one of the most extensive and eclectic collections of instruments, equipment, documents and medical educational materials in the State of Florida.
Dr. Scott arrived as the first board-certified surgeon in Fort Myers in 1958, treating some 90,000 patients in Lee County prior to his retirement. In January 2000, Dr. Scott, along with Dr. Jacob Goldberger, cofounded the Museum of Medical History in memory of Dr. David Bernstein as a not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to the collection and preservation of objects that are characteristic of the development of Medicine and Medical Practice.
“The medical museum contributes a depth of knowledge and experience to the college,” said Dr. Edith Pendleton, dean, Learning Resources, Edison State College. “It is an asset for our students, especially our medical students, and Dr. Scott’s understanding of the human condition provides an entirely fresh perspective on early doctors’ commitment to medicine and serving others.”
For reception tickets and information, please call the Edison State College Foundation at 239-489-9210.