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Flowers to Pharmaceuticals
May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am$10.00
During the American Civil War, access to drugs and medicines became a serious issue for communities on both sides of the conflict. Instead of relying on official sources, civilians often relied on what they could scrounge or grow themselves. Greg Susla, NMCWM volunteer will discuss his three years of work on the re-established and medicinal herb garden at the Pry House, Antietam National Battlefield. He will note the medicinal applications of the various plants grown in the garden and their uses during the 19th century. Greg Susla received his pharmacy degrees from the Universities of Connecticut and Florida and completed a critical care pharmacy residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals. Greg spent the majority of his career as the ICU pharmacist at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Greg recently retired as the Associate Director of Medical Information at MedImmune in Gaithersburg, MD.