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Ignorant was Bliss: How the Medical Community Abetted the Assassination of a President

Thursday, Sep 18 6:30p

In July of 1881, James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was struck in the flank by an assassins bullet. Death would not come for 80 days and was due in large part to the complications of infection introduced by the caregivers tasked with saving his life. His case was instrumental in the widespread adoption of Listerian principles in this country. His story is recounted in this lecture.
Speaker: Michael L. Nance, MD, FACS, FAAP, FCPP is Director, Pediatric Trauma Program, Children’s
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Mütter Museum of College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S. 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-3737 x211
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