Mt. Vernon: Lecture “Medical Advancements of the Civil War”

By cmccune, posted on January 27th, 2011.
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July 1, 2011
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Dr. Peter D’Onofrio will examine medicine during civil war, which was the first modern war and resulted in the highest number of U.S. casualties per capita of any of our wars as approximately 620,000 men perished, including 360,000 in the North and 260,000 in the South; 25% of those involved died.   These casualties exceeded those of all other U.S. wars and affected nearly every family in the North and South.   What are not often understood or appreciated now are the rapid advancements made in American medicine that were stimulated by this conflict.   This power-point illustrated presentation explains those advances and their impact on the subsequent development of American Medicine.

Remembering the Civil War- 150 Years Later

The lyceum series presents lectures, plays and presentations aimed at bringing quality, family friendly programing that provides history beyond that found in text books. The programs, which take place on the first Friday of every month, are presented in association with Mount Vernon Heritage Centre and First Friday’s.

Details: All events are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

Sponsor: Elixir, Ohio Humanities Council, Mount Vernon Heritage Centre,

Location: The Place@ The Woodward, 111 S. Main Street, Mt. Vernon Ohio

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