October 12 Medicine on the Battlefield at DAR
“If you want to study medicine,” Hippocrates once said, “go to war.”
The Ocotillo Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its next meeting and program at 9:35 a.m. in suite #435 at the Outlets at Anthem Community Room. It is an honor to have Dr. Abraham “Rudy” Byrd III, who serves as the surgeon general of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution and color guard vice commander of the Arizona Society SAR/Tucson Chapter, as the program guest speaker.
The loss of life during the Revolutionary War is mostly unknown. Most died of disease rather than in battle. One of the more important decisions made by General Washington was to inoculate his troops for smallpox. Byrd will discuss medicine on the battlefield as patriots fought for our independence during the military phase of the war, which took place from 1775 to 1783.
This event is open to both members and non-members.