An Unhealthy History?: Dr. Theodore Dimon and the Rise of Victorian Medicine
October 23, 2019 –
Back by popular demand! Yale Professor of Pathology Dr. Gustave Davis returns to Auburn to discuss the fascinating—and occasionally gruesome medical history—of the Seward family, and of Auburn in general, in the middle 19th century. Davis will do this through the story of Doctor Theodore Dimon, Seward’s doctor, personal friend, and one of his few contemporaries with a life story to match his own. Dimon was an original 49er, Republican stalwart, Civil War diarist, Superintendent of the Auburn Prison, and creator of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. He was also a medical pioneer in Central New York whose practice in Auburn left a deep mark in this community.
Gustave Davis is a 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 as well as the untold biography of Dimon.
10/23 from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Carriage House Theater. Admission is $10 for members of the Seward House Museum or the Cayuga Museum of History and Art, $15 for members of the public. Space is limited. Reservations are recommended and open on Tuesday, 9/17.