Dr. William Neal, WVU School of Medicine, will discuss the landmark Supreme Court case of Dent vs. WV, and how Wheeling’s Dr. James Reeves helped transform medical practice into a legally recognized profession, as detailed in his book, Quiet Advocate: Edward J. Van Liere's Influence on Medical Education in West Virginia (West Virginia & Regional History Center, WVU Libraries, 2017).
Dr. Neal will also discuss the WVU Museum of the Health Sciences, now under development. William A. Neal is a native of Huntington.
SPEAKER BIO: Dr. William Neal earned a BS degree in chemistry from Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, and his MD degree from West Virginia University (WVU), where he was the first recipient of the Edward J. Van Liere Award for medical student research.
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