2nd Saturday Civil War Series: The Lincoln Autopsy
January 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In Person in the Lincoln Gallery at ACFL&MH
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The Lincoln Autopsy with Dr. Matthew Lively
Within hours after his death, Abraham Lincoln’s body was taken to the White House, where a limited autopsy was performed. The President’s brain was removed in order to obtain the fatal bullet and determine the track of the ball. However, the physicians who were present contradict each other in documenting the bullet’s final location in the brain.
This lecture will describe the autopsy and examine the differing medical recordings of the event.
Before entering private practice three years ago, Dr. Mathew Lively spent twenty years as a faculty physician at the West Virginia University School of Medicine where he conducted patient care, teaching, and research. He is the author of several articles on medical history topics and his first book, Calamity at Chancellorsville: The Wounding and Death of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, was published by Savas Beatie in 2013.
2nd Saturday Lectures made possible by the Massey Charitable Trust