Guest Speaker

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The 2013 Friends of Morris Library Annual Gala will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013, in the Morris Library Rotunda. The festivities will begin at 6pm.

This year's guest speaker is Guy Hasegawa.

Guy R. Hasegawa received a B.A. in zoology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After completing a residency in hospital pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he worked as a clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he also served as Assistant Clinical Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan. Since 1988, he has worked for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Bethesda, Maryland, as an editor for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. His pharmacy-related publications date back to 1978.

Dr. Hasegawa¹s research in Civil War medicine has dealt with diverse topics, including pharmacy, medical purveying, medical cadets, chemical weapons, and artificial limbs. He has published numerous historical articles in scholarly journals and contributed a chapter to the book Years of Change and Suffering, which he coedited with James M. Schmidt. His latest book is Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs, which was published in September 2012 by the Southern Illinois University Press.

Dr. Hasegawa is a member of the following historical organizations:

  • American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine (on board of directors since 2004)
  • Society of Civil War Surgeons (Director Emeritus; on board of directors, 2002-11)
  • Society for the History of Navy Medicine

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