Thursday, July 16, 2009

Program Announcement: A History of Combat Medicine

Join us in the Library Program Room on Thursday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m. when Dr. James Banks, Director of the Crile Archives in Cleveland, will survey the development of combat medicine from WWI to the present, tracing the history of General George Washington Crile’s service in WW I and some of his research on shell shock and related injuries. Out of that experience he and three others established the Cleveland Clinic in 1921. Dr. Banks will then look at the impact of WW II, particularly psychological wounds and include clips from Let There Be Light a documentary based on several hundred WW II patients at Mason General Hospital. Then onto Vietnam and PTSD, and related issues of “Invisible Wounds of War” based on a recent one day symposium of the same name.

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