Civil War Talk

When: Back to Calendar February 9, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Delaplaine–Randall Conference Room
48 East Patrick Street Frederick
MD 21701
Cost: Free with General Admission and Free for Museum Members
Contact: Adele Air, Director of Education
301-695-1864, Ext. 17.
education@civilwarmed.org

 The Evolution of Military Medicine: The Letterman Plan 1862 to 2012 by Greg Susla

NMCWM Docent Greg Susla reviews the process for the handling and care of the wounded implemented by Jonathan Letterman, M.D., during the American Civil War.  The types of wounds that soldiers experienced, battle field surgeries, use of anesthesia and the evolution of the military hospital system will be discussed. Medical practice during the Civil War will be compared and contrasted with the modern day management of battlefield casualties.

Second Saturday of the month lectures series, February–August 2013.  The program fee is included in the Museum admission fee.  Free to Museum members. Re-admittance to the Museum the day of talk is welcome. 

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