Learn about the assassination attempt against William Seward like never before. Yale Clinical Professor of Pathology Dr. Gustave Davis delves into the medical history surrounding Secretary Seward’s injuries, paying attention to the original diagnoses and prescribed treatments, which included recommendations for “Electrization” and “Vacuum Cures.” Dr. Davis further explores the medical consequences of Mr. Seward’s carriage accident as well as the various illnesses suffered by Frances and Fanny Seward. Ultimately, through the lens of the Seward family as patients, the entire medical history of their era is revealed. Gustave Davis is Clinical Professor of Pathology at the Yale University Medical School. Like Mr. Seward, Dr. Davis is an alum of Union College and has conducted extensive research on Seward’s legacy. Space is limited. Reservations are recommended.
Murder and Medicine: The Seward Assassination Attempt Reconsidered
- 33 South Street
- Auburn, NY 13021
- May 3, 2018
- Seward House Museum
- Members $10, General Public $15