The Society of Civil War Surgeons- 17th National Conference

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To Be Held At The Historic THAYER HOTEL
On The Grounds of The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
April 9th, 10th & 11th, 2010
That’s right, our conference will be held on the grounds of West Point in the historic Thayer Hotel. We have invited Sister Mary Denis Maher, CSA, author of To Bind Up the Wounds. Catholic Sister Nurses in the U.S. Civil War, to be our Keynote Speaker. The Medical Director of the Academy, Col. Michael A. Deaton, has accepted our invitation. A 3-4 hour tour of the Academy for Saturday afternoon will include, but not limited to, the Cadet Chapel, Academy cemetery, West Point Museum and the Visitor’s Center.

Through special arrangements with the Thayer Hotel [800-247-5047], we have procured a discounted room rate of $129/night, single or double occupancy (+8.13% room tax). This is approximately 52% below the regular room rate. These rates will be good for two days prior to and two days after the conference dates. In addition, we have secured discounted rates from American Airlines, Avis and Hertz car rentals see our website for details.

A pre-conference workshop, AHow Did They Do That, Again- Two Surgical Scenarios@ is scheduled for Friday morning. The following speakers and topics are planned: Edgar G. Archer, Ph.D.-The Autopsy of Colonel Sly, C.S.A.; George Munkenbeck-“…his loss deeply to be deplored…” – The Life of Surgeon Major William J. H. White; Les Buell-18th & 19th Century Glass and the Mineral Springs of the Northeast; Jackie Greer, R.N. - Crimean War Nursing; Ira Spar, M.D. – The Provost Marshall and Sick & Wounded Soldiers, New Haven County, Conn.; John T. Moss, V.M.D.-The Influence of the Civil War on Veterinary Medical Education in America; Sr. Mary Denis Maher, CSA-Sister Nurses in the Civil War; Stacey C. Peeples, M.A.-The Pennsylvania Hospital During the Civil War; John Stancil- Dr. David Llewellen, Martyr of the C.S.S. Alabama; John H. Fahey, M.D.-Dr. Bernard John Dowling Irwin: Post Surgeon, West Point Military Academy, 1873-1878; Patrick Vance-Medicine, Mayhem and the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862; and John M. Rathgeb, M.D. – Orthopaedic Surgery Then and Now.

This will be the biggest conference in the Society’s history. Don’t miss out. Start planning your trip today!

More details, agenda, and registration form can be found on the Society’s website at, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by writing to Peter J. D’Onofrio, Ph.D., President; Society of Civil War Surgeons, Inc.; 539 Bristol Drive, S.W.; Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.

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