Murder and Medicine: The Seward Assassination Attempt Reconsidered
October 17, 2018 –
This event is a program of the Seward House Museum. Contact them for more information.
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.
Admission is $10 for museum members, $15 for the general public. Space is limited. Reservations are recommended.