"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."
February 28, 2019 - Lincoln Memorial Tribute Program: Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French - McGowan Theater at the National Archives- 7 p.m.
March 9, 2019 - Book Discussion Group
March 16, 2019 - Abraham Lincoln Institute at Ford's Theater
April 13, 2019 - Book Discussion Group
April 16, 2019 - Jon Willen - Dr. Charles Leale
May 14, 2019 - Lincoln Group Meeting
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Maggiano dinner options

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


6:00-9:00pm

Location: Maggiano’s-Chevy Chase 5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC


right at the Friendship Heights Metro stop. The adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion parking garage has a restaurant discount cost of $3.80 for four hours. You can enter the garage from Wisconsin Ave, 50 feet north of the restaurant (between Marshalls and Cheesecake factory), but the best garage entrance for Maggiano's is from Western Ave.

Dr. Charles Leale and the Medical Treatment of Abraham Lincoln

Dr. Jon Willen – “Dr. Charles Leale and the Medical Treatment of Abraham Lincoln”

The Lincoln Group of DC is pleased that our own Jon Willen has agreed to be our April 16, 2019 speaker. Willen will present on an area for which he is a foremost expert, the medical treatment of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War.
Jon Willen, M.D. is a retired infectious disease specialist who many know as the guy in the bloody apron at Civil War reenactments. Dr. Willen has put his medical expertise into researching the medical treatment Abraham Lincoln received during his time as President, most notably the actions of Dr. Charles Leale and other doctors who rushed to Lincoln’s aid at the assassination. Dr. Leale was present at Ford’s Theatre, and the first physician at Lincoln’s side. His initial examination of the fallen president determined his condition was fatal, yet Leale’s actions allowed Lincoln to survive for many hours while family and colleagues mourned around him. Leale had a fascinating life both before and after the assassination, which Dr. Willen will discuss.

Dr. Willen was previously affiliated with multiple hospitals in the West Hills area outside Los Angeles, California, including Northridge Hospital Medical Center and St. Mary Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine and practiced for many years before retiring and moving to Washington, DC, where he has become a valued member of the Lincoln Group of DC.