Presidio Book Club: Scott McGaugh, Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, The Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
Presidio Trust historian Barbara Berglund leads a discussion of Scott McGaugh’s, Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, The Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care (Arcade Publishing, 2013). Learn about the namesake of the Presidio’s Letterman Army Medical Center and Letterman Digital Arts Center. Jonathan Letterman revolutionized combat medicine as chief medical officer of the Army of the Potomac. This best-selling biography recounts Letterman’s life from his small-town Pennsylvania beginnings to his trailblazing wartime years and his subsequent life as the medical examiner of San Francisco. This title is available for purchase at the Presidio Visitor Center.