August 13, 2019 Evening Walk “Walk the Wheatfield with a Real Surgeon” LBG John R. Krohn, MD
The “Bloody Wheatifeld” kept Civil War surgeons very busy. We will stop at several monuments where Dr. Krohn will cite injuries suffered by regimental members in order to illustrate the practice of medicine and surgery in 1863. Advances in medicine, such as the management of mass casualties, have been born of combat. We’ll visit an aid station for the 32nd Massachusetts, where a surgeon labored amidst the carnage. Dr. Krohn, board certified in both general and plastic surgery, practiced as a trauma surgeon for over 25 years. Meeting place: New York Irish Brigade Celtic Cross monument.