President Wiliam Greaf (right) and Vice President Jay Smith of the Williamsburg Chapter present speaker Dr. Jonathan Stolz (center) with a Certificate of Appreciation.
Dr. Stolz presented an overview on how medicine was practiced in America’s colonial period beginning in the early 17th century and ending at the conclusion of the Revolutionary War. British officials played only indirect and small roles in development of America’s formal medicine. Medical initiatives in those years were like so many other accomplishments in our young country – all from within and a product of our uniqueness as a people.
Dr. Stolz is a graduate of The Hill School, Trinity College, and Temple University School of Medicine. He practiced in Reading, Pennsylvania before retiring and moving to Williamsburg. In retirement he continues his longtime study of the history of medicine, teaching at the College of William and Mary’s Christopher Wren Association.
Submitted by: Harley Stewart