Author to speak on his father, Dr. Morgan Norris Sr.
The biography is of the author’s father, the late Morgan E. Norris Sr., M.D., who was a family physician in the lower Northern Neck for over 47 years.
The program will be held at 4 p.m. at the Lancaster Community Library at 235 School Street in Kilmarnock. The Mary Ball Washington Museum and the library are co-sponsors. Donations are appreciated. Reservations are requested. For reservations, contact the museum at 462-7280, or .
A book signing will follow the presentation. Books are available at the event or in advance at the museum gift shop for $16, tax included.
The book captures the struggles of Norris’ life and times and his efforts to provide better conditions for his family and his patients, said Hart.
Dr. James E.C. Norris will discuss the problems that physicians faced in medical practice in the South in the early 20th century. He will focus on his father’s response to the lack of specialty medical care in the lower Northern Neck, on his efforts to deal with the ravages of tuberculosis, on his promotion of education, and his leadership in community affairs.
The audience will hear how, through these different ventures, Dr. Norris was committed to healing the body, and the spirit, said Hart.