Good evening:

I was recently hospitalized for about a week.  During that time the various doctors spent a lot of time doing tests, taking x-rays, mri readings, etc.    At the end, they found an infection and proceeded to work to cure it.  As of this writing I am fine, if a little week, from a week in a hospital bed.

As I lay there I began to think of the medical care available to the Civil War soldiers, both North and South.  Being shot in the leg was a pretty sure thing for an amputation and a lot of times infection took their life.

Let us take a moment and think of the advancements in the medical field over the last 150 years and be thankful.

REFLECTING ON OUR OCTOBER 2014 SPEAKER AND AUTHOR, by Tony Major

Ed Oechsle – David C. Keehn

55 members and guests were on hand to welcome David C. Keehn.  His interesting and informative talk provide us with a lot of unknown information about the Knights of The Golden Circle.