Monday, September 24, 2007

In Badger Country

Just a quick note to apologize for the lack of posts the past week or so. I was in the "wilds" of Wisconsin (the Devil's Lake area) all last week attending the a science conference on drug metabolism realting to my day job.

When I attended the Society of Civil War Surgeon's annual conference last March in St. Louis, I actually met someone who is an expert at drug metabolism and we had some great conversations as to how our professional expertise and interests translate to Civil War medicine...unfortunately, I didn't meet any "fellow travelers" as far as the Civil War goes at last week's conference, but that's OK.

I'll be posting this week...I promise!

Jim Schmidt


Noreen Henson said...

Hi there,

I couldn't find an email address for you on this blog, so I am writing in your comments (hope that is ok)

I thought you might be interested in a new book we are publishing, "Images of Civil War Medicine: A Photographic History" by Gordon Dammann, DDS, Alfred Jay Bollet, MD.

The book is an extensive collection of never-before-published photographs taken during the Civil War. It provides a visual encyclopedia of medical facilities, individual surgeons, and other medically related phenomena, accompanied by a text describing the main features of Civil War medicine.

Author Dr Gordon Damman is the founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD. His co-author, Dr. Alfred J. Bollet is the author of the award winning Civil War Medicine: Challenges and Triumphs.

I would love to send you a galley copy. If you are interested, please send me your mailing address.


Jim Schmidt said...

Dear Noreen:

Thanks so much for your kind message. I actually already rec'd a galley of the book through my connections at **Civil War News**...I was really impressed w/ the quality of the review copy. I'll be penning a review and hopefully author(s) interview in the column and on this blog.

Best Regards,

Jim Schmidt