"The Practice of Medicine During the War Between the States," will be the topic at the November meeting of the Tate County Genealogical and Historical Society (TCGHS) The program is being held at the Senatobia Library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 6. The meeting is open to the public. The featured speaker for the program will be Dr. Rick Carlton, a former resident of Arkabutla.
TCGHS President Gail Tomlinson said, "We're delighted to have Rick Carlton come and talk to us about Civil War medicine. We hope that all who are interested in Civil War topics will come out and join us for this special program."
Carlton is the son of Fred and Marie Carlton of Arkabutla. He graduated from Northwest Academy at Arkabutla as valedictorian. He attended Northwest Mississippi Community College and received his BS degree from the University of Mississippi in 1976.
He earned his MD degree in 1980 from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson and then did a residency in internal medicine at University Hospital in Jackson. He has done additional training in toxicology and is board certified in internal medicine, toxicology and emergency medicine. Carlton is currently professor and associate chairman of Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. He is a member of multiple specialty societies including the American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, American College of Emergency Medicine, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology and has held multiple offices locally, regionally and nationally. He also currently serves as president of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi.
Carlton is married to the former Kay Eddins of Coldwater. They have three sons, Eric, Chris, and Ben. Eric and Chris are graduates of the University of Mississippi and Ben is currently a student there.
For more information call TGHS at 562-0390.
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