2nd Saturday Civil War Series: The Evolution of Trauma Care 1862-2019

2nd Saturday Civil War Series: The Evolution of Trauma Care 1862-2019
Speaker: Greg Susla

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 1:00 – 2:15 PM

This lecture reviews Jonathan Letterman’s plan for standardizing the treatment and evacuation of wounded soldiers in the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. Letterman’s plan; General Orders 147, called for an organized ambulance corps, organized surgical field hospitals, forward first aid, triage and evacuation, and long-term recovery hospitals. Although updated with the advent of modern technology, the talk describes how the Letterman Plan is still used today for the treatment and evacuation of wounded soldiers on the battlefield and injured civilians involved in everyday accidents.

Mr. Susla has been a volunteer at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine since January 2011. Greg’s interest in the Civil War stems from his home town, Torrington, CT, the birth place of the abolitionist John Brown. Greg received his pharmacy degrees from the Universities of Connecticut and Florida and completed a critical care pharmacy residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals.

Registration not required.   Free and open to the public.