48 East Patrick Street Frederick
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.