Monday, October 20, 2014

Surgery of the Late 19th Century (United We Read)

Learn the fascinating history of 19th century medicine from an author who has done extensive research on the topic. This talk is one of our programs tied to this year's United We Read book,  Destiny of the Republic. Candice Millard's book demonstrates  that President James Garfield died, not of an assassin's bullet, but of the medical treatment he received for his gunshot wound. At the time Garfield was assassinated, the value of antisepsis was still being debated by the American medical community. In this talk, Diane Prenatt, Professor of English at Marian University, surveys the consequences of that debate as they are depicted in American literature and visual art. To register, call (317) 873-3149 ext. 12400 or click here.

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