Dr. Theodore Dimon and the Rise of Victorian Medicine

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Date(s) - 10/23/2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Carriage House Theater (Theater Mack) at the Cayuga Museum


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.

Admission is $10 for Seward House Museum or Cayuga Museum of History & Art members and $15 for the general public. For more information and to reserve your spot starting September 17, please call the Seward House at 315-252-1283 or the Cayuga Museum at 315-253-8051.