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Medicine and War: A panel discussion

04/21/2017 05:00 PM

@ Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library Yale University
333 Cedar St
New HavenCT 

Medicine and War: A panel discussion

Join us for a Beaumont Club panel discussion on the topic of "Medicine and War," with four panelists representing medical work in different wars. Dr. Harvey Cushing's experiences in WWI will be represented by Dr. Dennis Spencer (Neurosurgery), while Dr. Kristaps Keggi (Orthopaedics), Shepard Stone (Anesthesiology), and medical student Melissa Thomas will discuss their experiences as medical personnel in recent wars, and talk broadly on how medicine is affected by war. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Thomas P. Duffy (Hematology).


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

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.

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

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

Moderator: Thomas P. Duffy, M.D.- Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Hematology)

Co-sponsored by the Beaumont Club and the Medical Historical Library, in celebration of the exhibition “Yale Medicine Goes to War, 1917,” on display in the Cushing Rotunda.

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