451st Regular Meeting, Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Dr. Michael E. Monaco delivered a presntation entitled “Civil War Medicine.”
Dr. Monaco is an Internal Medicine Physician in private practice and works at Select Healthcare, P.A. in Overland Park KS. Dr. Monaco graduated from the University of Missouri with a BA in Biology in 1984 and graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine in 1987. Dr. Monaco also works as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
Dr. Monaco will be speaking on Civil War medicine and displaying amputation and surgical equipment. Dr. Monaco will also discuss sex during the Civil War and specifically how they dealt with venereal disease and what percentage of the soldiers got VD.
Dr. Monaco will bring examples of various Civil War weapons, including a rifled musket, a bayonet, an Army Colt pistol, canister balls, etc. and discuss the terrible wounds that these weapons inflicted and how the wounds were dealt with on the battlefield.
Dr. Monaco also works as Team Physician (Internal Medicine Specialist) for the Kansas City Chiefs Football Club. He can often be seen on the sidelines at Kansas City Chiefs home games.
CWRT President Dennis Garstang presenting Dr. Michael E. Monaco with Round Table's Certificate of Appreciation