Murder and Medicine: The Seward Assassination Attempt Reconsidered

  • October 17, 2018
  • 203 Genesee Street
  • Auburn, NY 13021
  • P: 315-252-1283

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.

Murder and Medicine: The Seward Assassination Attempt Reconsidered
  • 203 Genesee Street
  • Auburn, NY 13021
  • October 17, 2018
  • Carriage House Museum at the Cayuga Museum
  • Members $10, General Public $15

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