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March 12, 2011 —Jersey City's Civil War Surgeons: Dr. John Quidor and John Longstaff, D.Pharm.

Speaker:Valerie Josephson presents "Jersey City's Civil War Surgeons: Dr. John Quidor and John Longstaff, D.Pharm."
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ
Directions: http://secaucus.bccls.org


Valerie Josephson Bio

Valerie Josephson is a retired medical editor with a long term interest in the Civil War. Her great grandfather fought with the 20th Maine and sustained a serious wound at the Battle of Gettysburg. Valerie began researching how he survived and what the state of medicine was in 1861. Finding that there were only four memorials to Civil War surgeons, she established this website to honor them and began researching the surgeons of New Jersey’s first units in the field.

She has written one book, Who Would Not be a Soldier, the Boys of the 20th Maine, a fictionalized history of the her great-grandfather who fought in the famed Maine regiment. It is available online at www.whowouldnot.com

Her second book will be about New Jersey’s First Surgeons; the eight doctors who went off to war with the New Jersey militia. For more information visit: www.civilwarsurgeonsmemorial.org