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Vietnam Veterans of America  Chapter 542

 8000 Derry Street,

Harrisburg, PA

September 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Pete Miele

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Pete Miele

 W.W. Keen’s Civil War:

“19th Century Medicine through a Surgeon’s Eyes”

William Williams Keen was a young medical student at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia when the Civil War erupted. He was thrown into treating suffering soldiers at the First Battle of Bull Run. Four years later, he emerged from the crucible of war as a pioneer in treating injuries of the nervous system. Dr. Keen was a surgeon for the Fifth Massachusetts Militia Regiment and then for the Union Army. He built a reputation working with patients who had neurological wounds; most surgeons refrained from treating such wounds. After the war, Dr. Keen was a world-renowned surgeon. He led a team of surgeons that removed a cancerous tumor from President Grover Cleveland's jaw, and in the 1920s he diagnosed Franklin Delano Roosevelt with polio. He died in 1932 at the age of 95, having witnessed enormous advancements in medicine over the course of his lifetime.

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