About Our Authors

Bonnie Brice Dorwart, M.D., cared for patients with rheumatic diseases for 32 years.  Presently she is a volunteer serving as Archivist of The Lankenau Hospital and as Historian of the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.  Her research interests include the medical education of Civil War surgeons and the burden of sickness borne by soldiers.  Death is in the Breeze:  Disease in the American Civil War is an outgrowth of that research.

Civil War Museum, Clara Barton Museum, Civil War Beer, Jonathan Letterman

Robert Slawson

Robert G. Slawson, MD, FACR, is a retired physician who spent 28 years as faculty member of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, after serving eight years with the United States Army Medical Corps.  He is currently a Master Docent at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.  Since his retirement he has combined his interests in history and medicine, concentrating on medicine of the Civil War.  His book Prologue to Change: African Americans in Medicine in the Civil War Era explores one aspect of this subject.

Terry Reimer is presently the Director of Research at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.  Previous work experience was in historical archaeology and material culture research, specializing in 17th, 18th and 19th century American sites.  She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Maryland and did graduate work in anthropology and folklore studies at George Washington University.  Her book One Vast Hospital: the Civil
War Hospital Sites in Frederick, Maryland after Antietam
focuses on the Civil War hospitals and patients in Frederick.  Divided by Conflict, United by Compassion: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine tells the story of the Museum.

 Andrew D. Hamilton, B.E.E., M.E.E., M.S. Env. Sci. retired in 1999 from a career in electronics engineering and immediately began volunteer work with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.  The great-grandson of a Civil War soldier, Hamilton has had a long avocational interest in Civil War history.  In addition to being a Master Docent at the museum, he has spent more than ten years working in the museum’s archives.  He is the author of the  Disease and Drug Cards.

Civil War Museum, Clara Barton Museum, Civil War Beer, Jonathan Letterman

F. Terry Hambrecht

F. Terry Hambrecht, B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., M.D., was the head of the Neural Prosthesis Program at the National Institutes of Health [U.S.] where he led the team that developed the cochlear prosthesis for deaf individuals.  Working with Dr. Gordon Dammann, he was one of the co-founders of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and served as Vice President. He is presently the Senior Technical Advisor to the NMCWM.  His major interest is Confederate physicians and he is considered an authority on Confederate medicine.