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Intrepid women left their homes to nurse the wounded and dying in the Civil War. They were from the North and South and of varied races, religions, marital circumstances and motivations. A handful of women physicians met unrelenting hostility from the male medical corps. Some women proved to be excellent administrators for organizations such as the United States Sanitary Commission.
This fascinating topic will be the kick-off program of the Historical Society and Fanwood at their opening meeting on Tuesday evening September 23rd, 2014. Dr. Sandra Moss will be the expert presenter. Dr. Moss graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She practiced internal medicine in New Brunswick for many years and was a clinical associate professor of medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In 2005 she earned a Master’s Degree in the History of Medicine. The practice of medicine in New Jersey in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is her major area of interest. She is the author of two books about New Jersey physicians as well as some forty articles, chapter, reviews and encyclopedia entries in the field. Dr. Moss gives talks on a variety of medical history topics before local, state and national organizations. She is a past president of the Medical History Society of New Jersey and of the American Osler Society (a national organization for physician historians).
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The focus of this interesting program will be on New Jersey women, but many national figures will be met as well. Whenever possible, the women will speak for themselves through their letters and memoirs. To keep everyone on their toes, there will be a number of little quizzes along the way. Following Dr. Moss’ presentation, there will be time for comments and discussion.
The meeting takes place at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains, on Tuesday, September 23 at 8:00PM. Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting. The meeting is free and open to everyone.
Contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 for further information or write to us.