Shock Therapy in the Civil War

Code: LH22807

Dates: March 26, 2024

Meets: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Lower Merion High School

Course Fee: $39.00

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During the Civil War, a Philadelphia hospital pioneered the treatment of diseases and wounds of the nerves. The most sophisticated and unpredictable therapy was electrotherapy. Electrical treatment of nerve injuries employed the first machines for diagnosis and therapy in American medicine. Explore the work of the founder of American neurology, Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, his wartime experimental electrical technology and the creation of a new medical discipline.
Fee: $39.00
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Lower Merion High School

315 E Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
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Robert Hicks

Instructor: Robert D. Hicks, PhD is an independent scholar of the history of science and medicine, former director of the Mütter Museum of Philadelphia, and naval officer. He has worked with museum-based education and exhibits for four decades, primarily as a consultant to historic sites and museums.



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