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Book Talk – The Confederate Army Medical Department with Dr. Guy Hasegawa
August 14, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT| Included with Museum Admission; Free for Museum Members
Get an in-depth look at the Confederate Army Medical Department from historian Dr. Guy Hasegawa
On August 14 at 12:30 PM, join Dr. Guy R. Hasegawa in the Delaplaine Randall Conference Room at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for an in-person presentation on his latest book Matchless Organization: The Confederate Army Medical Department. This program will introduce the audience to the surgeon general, medical directors, inspectors and purveyors, and provide and overview of how the department met the challenge of caring for a huge army despite decreasing human and material resources.
The program begins at 12:30 PM in the Delaplaine Randall Conference Room at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. It is included with Museum admission and free for Museum members. You can buy the book in the Museum bookstore, or in advance online by clicking here.
Guy R. Hasegawa received a B.A. in zoology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He worked as a clinical pharmacist in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he also served as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. He recently retired after a 31-year career as an editor for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. His pharmacy-related publications date back to 1978.
Dr. Hasegawa’s research in Civil War medicine has dealt with diverse topics, including pharmacy, medical purveying, medical cadets, chemical weapons, and artificial limbs. He has published numerous historical articles in scholarly journals and contributed chapters to books on Civil War medicine. His latest book is Matchless Organization: The Confederate Army Medical Department (2021). His previous books include Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs (2012) and Villainous Compounds: Chemical Weapons and the American Civil War (2015)