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“Medicine and War: A panel discussion” on April 21st at 5 p.m. in the Medical Historical Library

7 April 2017 - 10:21am by Andy Hickner

Join us on April 21st at 5 p.m  in the Medical Historical Library for a Beaumont Medical Club panel discussion on the topic of  "War and Medicine," representing medical work in different wars.  Panelists will discuss their experiences as medical personnel in recent wars, and talk broadly on how medicine is affected by war.  

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The panelists are:

  • Kristaps Keggi, MD, Dr. Med. (h.c.),  Elihu Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine; 
  • Captain in the Medical Corps (Retired) United States Army Reserve; Chief of Orthopedic Surgery to the 3rd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) with the 173rd Airborne in Biên Hòa, Vietnam during the Vietnam War
  • Shepard B. Stone, MPS, PA, FAHA, DFAAPA-  Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology; Physician Associate-Anesthesiologist; Clinical Director, Adult Post Anesthesia Care Units Yale New Haven Hospital; Brigadier General (Retired) Connecticut State Guard Reserve; Colonel (Retired) United States Army     
  • Dennis Dee Spencer, MD, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery; Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program; Director, Pituitary Tumor Program.  Dr. Spencer will be discussing Dr. Harvey Cushing’s experiences in World War 1.       
  • Melissa Thomas, MBA, MHA, MPH, Yale School of Medicine MD Candidate; Major in the Medical Service Corps (Veteran) United States Army, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005-2006, 2008.  Melissa was stationed in Iraq in 2005, and will be sharing her experience.  To learn more about Melissa's service, see this article in Yale Medicine
  • Moderator:  Thomas P. Duffy, M.D.- Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Hematology)         

This event is co-sponsored by the Medical Historical Library, in celebration of the exhibition “Yale Medicine Goes to War, 1917,” on display in the Cushing Rotunda.