Col. Stephen Craig, U.S. Army (ret.)

Hartwick Offers Lecture on Civil War Medicine

October 13, 2011

Col. Stephen Craig, U.S. Army (ret.) will offer a lecture on "George Miller Sternberg: A Physician's Experience of the Civil War" at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 21 in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, on the Hartwick College campus. The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.

George Miller Sternberg was born in 1838 at Hartwick Seminary, and studied at the Hartwick Academy. After embarking on a career in medicine, political events in the United States drew him, like so many others, into the Civil War. As a physician, he saw some of the worst effects of the war, including during his time as a prisoner of the Confederate Army. This presentation will draw upon Sternberg's experiences as a Union Army surgeon to illustrate the George Miller Sternbergchallenges of the war from a medical perspective.

Colonel Craig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical History at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland.

His lecture is sponsored by the Hartwick College Department of History as part of "Diverse Voices and Faces of the Civil War, 2011-12 Civil War Symposium" the College's commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the U.S. Civil War.

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