New London Museum

Preserving the history of New London, Virginia

Dr. Scott Garrett Lecture on Civil War Medicine on August 19th

On Sunday, August 19, 2012, at 2:30 PM, The Friends of New London, Virginia will host Delegate T. Scott Garrett, for a presentation entitled “Civil War Medicine: Maybe They Weren’t so Barbaric.”

Delegate Scott Garrett is a retired General Surgeon from Lynchburg and currently serves as the Representative to the Virginia House of Delegates for Virginia’s 23rd House District. Delegate Garrett, a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Medical School, spent 24 years practicing medicine, and it was during this time that Delegate Garrett developed an interest in Civil War medicine and began collecting medical kits and information from the Civil War.

Delegate Garret has stated, “I have always been fascinated by how far we, as a society, have come in technology as it regards to healthcare. To see the difference in medical tools and procedures from over 150 years ago is astonishing.”

Delegate Garrett enjoys sharing his collection of medical equipment with students and community groups. His talks are focused on demonstrating the medical procedures and techniques that physicians used during the Civil War and how what they learned helped improve medical care today.

General admission will be free and is open to interested members of the public. Light refreshments will be available. There will be information regarding future events, including FNL’s recent purchase of the 1763 Mead’s Tavern, upcoming FNL participation in Bedford CenterFest and the Bedford Genealogy Fair, and regarding the 2012 Fall Festival at Mead’s Tavern in New London village. Copies of “New London Today and Yesterday,” by Daisy I. Read, will be available for purchase.

From Lynchburg, via US 460 West, just past the junction with Timberlake Road, turn left onto Turkey Foot Rd., at the stoplight. From Bedford, via 460 East, pass New London Academy, enter Campbell Co., then turn right onto Turkey Foot Rd. FNL will be straight ahead, one quarter mile.

Date: Sunday, August 19, 2012
Time: 2:30 PM
Program: “Civil War Medicine: Maybe They Weren’t so Barbaric”
Speaker: Delegate T, Scott Garrett, 23rd District
Admission: Free; Donations Accepted
Location: Friends of New London Museum and Office in the former New London United Methodist Church building, 672 Alum Springs Rd., at intersection with Turkey Foot Rd., Forest, Va.

For further information contact Reve Carwile, Jr., (434) 384 – 8208.

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