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The French Connection – How the French Influenced the Civil War
February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Explore the French medical innovations that impacted the American Civil War
Join us on Friday, February 11 at 1:00 PM on YouTube for a livestream program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in by visiting Facebook.com/CivilWarMed at the scheduled time. John Lustrea, Director of Education, will discuss with volunteer Brad Stone the little known connections between France and the American Civil War.
The French were instrumental in many medical developments that would make an impact on American soldiers who were fighting a Civil War across the Atlantic. John Lustrea and Brad Stone will discuss the impact French medical schools had on U.S. medical education, the influence of the Napoleonic War on treatment of casualties, and much more!
Brad Stone served with the federal government as a senior public relations executive dealing with a wide variety of public health issues. He led the public relations operations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He currently combines his interest in the Civil War and medical history by volunteering as a docent on a regular basis at both the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD and aboard the USS Constellation in Baltimore Harbor. He has given presentations on a variety of Civil War topics at a number of institutions including the Gettysburg Heritage Center and the U.S. Navy Museum at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. He also recently appeared on C-SPAN3 American History TV talking about the Civil War’s impact on shaping the modern American Christmas holiday.
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