Missouri Valley Sundays: For All Children Everywhere (Kansas City Central Library)
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Program: 2 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
RSVP: kclibrary.org • 816.701.3407
It began 120 years ago as a ramshackle women's hospital caring for one abandoned little girl. The "Hospital of the Little People," as Kansas City's Children's Mercy was known then, took on a couple more young patients, then a dozen more, and eventually hundreds of victims of birth defects, accidents, illness, and abuse.
In a discussion of his book For All Children Everywhere, a comprehensive history of Children's Mercy, Thomas McCormally walks through the renowned hospital's founding by two sisters and its growth through more than a century of challenges.
McCormally is the hospital's director of archives.
Sunday, 28 January, 2018
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