The Cobblestone Society and Museum will be hosting Dr. Ronald Batt, MD, PhD, of the University at Buffalo’s Medical School on Sunday, August 17th at 4:00pm.
Batt has an impressive resume including a B.S. in Natural Sciences from Niagara University, his M.D. from the University at Buffalo, as well as a M.A. and PhD in history from the University at Buffalo. In 1996, he was selected to serve as co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee of the University at Buffalo’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1846-1996), and was chair of the editorial committee for the Pictorial History of the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The program will highlight the development of medicine in Western New York from 1800-1850. He will discuss the role of major events, including the War of 1812, the construction of the Erie Canal, and the Panic of 1837, and their impact on the progression of medical research on the Niagara Frontier. The talk will culminate with the formation of the University of Buffalo in 1846 and the immediate effects felt by the surrounding areas.