We had a great presentation from a guy that knows his stuff.
It is safe to say that Civil War medicine was often rather rough.
No antibiotics with little to no sanitation
were major problems in the struggle that gripped our nation.
Diseases and wounds caused so many to fall,
providing medical advancement opportunities for all.
The lessons learned save lives, both then and now.
The price paid for them was high, fallen soldiers take a bow.
- July 25, 2017: Rev. George C. Wunderlich, Assistant Director for Human Formation at Mount St.Mary’s Seminary, spoke about the U. S. Army Medical Corps. Rev. Wunderlich previously served as Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD.
George Wunderlich is the Director of the United States Army Medical
Department Museum at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston. Previously he was Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine where he formerly held the position of Director of Education. He is also former Assistant Director of Human Formation at Mount St. Mary's Seminary. In 1995 Mr. Wunderlich was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution National Medal of Honor for his work in public history. Since then he has developed historically-based medical leadership training programs for the Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute, The United State Army Medical Department (AMEDD) the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and various other civilian and governmental organizations. In 2011 he was awarded the Order of Military Medical Merit by Army Surgeon General Lieutenant General Eric B. Schoomaker for his support of military medicine. He is a nationally known speaker on various Civil War topics and can be regularly seen on the History Channel, PBS, National Geographic and the British Broadcasting Corporation. George and His wife, Dr. Irene Wunderlich Ed.D live in San Antonio Texas.