Twenty-first Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine

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October 3, 2013 – October 7, 2013 all-day GMT0
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia - Valley Forge
301 West DeKalb Pike
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406
$295 for NMCWM Members, General Adult $350
Thomas Frezza, Pry House Superintendent
301-695-1864, Ext.14.

 Twenty-First Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

Double Tree by Hilton, Philadelphia- Valley Forge


301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406, USA TEL: 1-610-337-1200



The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has assembled an impressive panel of prominent historians, authors and medical professionals to speak on a wide variety of topics at this year’s Conference.  Philadelphia has long been considered the Birthplace of American Medicine and is the forever linked to some of Civil War medicine’s luminaries; both Union and Confederate. It is the perfect location to look at medical history in this, the mid-point in our commemoration of the Civil War’s


If you wish to register for conference events separately please call 301-695-1864, Ext. 11 or e-mail, availability is limited. All conference fees and lectures-only fees include a $50 non-refundable booking fee.  We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations made after September 1, 2013.  Please note registration closes Friday, September 27, 2013 at 5:00pm

 Registration Fees*                                                                                                       


All- Inclusive

NMCWM Members$295

General Adult                   $350

À la carte   (Limited Availability)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Lectures  $235

Friday Happy Hour at the Mütter Museum  $ 50

Philadelphia Bus Tour          $ 50

Saturday Dinner Guest         $ 60

*Registration Fees increase September 15, 2013







Conference Itinerary

Pre- Conference Event: October 3, 2013 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Critical Importance of Volunteerism in Service to our Combat Wounded from the American Civil War to Present Day Conflicts presented by Gordon Donald

Day I

Conference Registration, Double Tree Ballroom: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

A Day at the Mütter Museum

Lecture Presentations:

The Confederate Artificial Limbs Program presented by Guy Hasegawa, Pharm. D

Cold Blooded Envenomations of 1864-65 presented by Mark Laubacher

S. Weir Mitchell: Chance Favors the Prepared Mind (and what a mind!) presented by Michael Cohen, M.D.

Turner’s Lane presented by Robert Hicks, Ph.D.

Happy Hour at the Mütter Museum

Day II

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Lecture Presentations:

Horror, Killing, Thrill and Adrenaline Rush: The Psychological Kaleidoscope of Combat presented by Stephen Goldman, M.D., FAPM, DFAPA

Lincoln’s First Responder, Dr. Charles Leale presented by Jon Willen, M.D.

The Life and Times of Civil War Hospitals presented by Ira Spar, M.D.

80 Acres for 121 Days presented by Phil Lechak


Bus Tour of  Philadelphia

Dinner in the Ballroom


Church Service

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Lecture Presentations:

Dr. John Jay Terrell- Doctor to Man and Horse presented by Charles Driscoll, M.D.

Let Us Turn Our Faces to the Past- Christopher Hamilton Tebault and Confederate Medicine presented by Alan West

A Close Up Look at the Philadelphia Army Laboratory presented by Patrick Vance

Closing Remarks











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