‘Petticoat Surgeon’ play to debut at Rochester College

Our local history comes to life starting tomorrow when Rochester College debuts the play – Petticoat Surgeon: The Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen, dramatized by Dr. David Keller.

Photo from the Rochester College website: RC.edu

Photo from the Rochester College website: RC.edu

Born in Avon Township (Rochester Hills) in the midst of the Civil War, Bertha overcame the prejudices against women physicians to become a world-renowned surgeon, teacher, and researcher who practiced medicine for more than 60 years. The founder of the American Medical Women’s Association, Bertha was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. The obstetrics wing at Crittenton Hospital and Van Hoosen Middle School in the Rochester school district are named in honor of Bertha and her remarkable family.

Rochester College Performances, Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1:  

Adults – $10 in Advance $12 at the Door

Students/Children – $5

Group Rates are available. Tickets may be reserved.

For information contact www.rc.edu/rctheater

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Performances, Monday, June 2 through Wednesday, June 4:

Adults – $10 & Students/Children $5

Tickets can be purchased via PayPal at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms.

Limited tickets available at the door.


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