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2nd Saturday Civil War Series: The Battle for Another Tomorrow: Civil War Medicine
May 14, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In Person in the Lincoln Gallery at ACFL&MH
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Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9370579279 Meeting ID: 937 057 9279
Join retired health care professionals and Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guides Richard Schroeder M.D. and Francis Feyock, C.R.N.A. for a presentation and discussion of Civil War surgery and anesthesia entitled “The Battle for Another Tomorrow”. Discussion will include common diseases, battle wounds, triage systems, period surgery and anesthesia, and outcomes of treatment. Comparisons will be made between care in 1861-1865 and modern times.
A discussion period will be entertained to discuss individual wounds of well-known Civil War personalities as well as other topics.
Richard (Rick) Schroeder became a Licensed Battlefield Guide (LBG) in July, 2016. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1977. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School with High Honors in 1981. He is both a Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor society member. He completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1986. He completed two post-residency fellowships; one in knee surgery at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and the second in orthopedic trauma surgery at Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Maryland. Rick was the Director of Orthopedic Trauma at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania for 33 years. His orthopedic practice centered on complex fracture and reconstruction.
Rick’s interests include Medical Care in the Civil War and he provides specialty tours of Medical Care at the Gettysburg Battlefield.
“Fran” is a Retired C.R.N.A (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist), has both an Undergraduate
Degree in Health Care and Business, and a Masters Degree in Strategic Leadership and Organizational Change.
Fran was both a clinical practicing C.R.N.A. and the Executive Director of the Surgical Service Line
at DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, Pennsylvania retiring in June of 2018. His
responsibilities included a 54 million dollar budget, over 500 employees, and working with over 80
surgeons and surgical specialists.
Currently: Fran is the owner of 763 Leadership Group, Adjunct Faculty for The Lincoln Leadership
Institute at Gettysburg, and a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park. He is an active member of Toastmasters International.
Fran is a Certified Myers-Briggs and TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer. Additionally he holds certifications as a Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt and holds current ACLS, PALS, and BLS cards. More important than the organizational titles, education, and other certificates he has achieved
in his career, the professional titles that make him the proudest include those of mentor, coach, and
motivator. Even when he has struggled in his career Fran says, “I always find a way…..to rise, reset, and revise my trajectory.”
Fran lives in State College, Pennsylvania with his wife Christina, an Assistant Athletic Director for
Intercollegiate Athletics: Human Resources at The Pennsylvania State University. He owns the title of
“Dad” to three children, “Pap Feyock” to six grandchildren, and one 18-pound Caviler King Charles
Spaniel, named Lizzy, who permits him to participate in her life.
He spends his time researching Civil War History, coordinating a weekly virtual Gettysburg
Program and leading battlefield tours. These tours include those for individuals, groups, buses, and
advanced organizational Leadership Courses using the lessons from Gettysburg. Fran performs over 200 tours and multiple speaking engagements each year!
2nd Saturday Lectures made possible by the Massey Charitable Trust