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Surgery and Shenanigans: Frank Allen, Auto Racing's Early Trauma Physician

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Indiana Medical History Museum

3045 West Vermont Street

Indianapolis, IN 46222

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Sunday, May 5, 2pm

Doors open at 1:30 for light refreshments

Surgery and Shenanigans: Frank Allen, Auto Racing's Early Trauma Physician

The Annual Lande Family Lecture

presented by Norma Erickson, MA

Regarding the doctors who staff motorsport events like the Indianapolis 500, Alex Zanardi wrote; “... it's sad to think they get recognition only during tragic circumstances.”

Over the 105 years of competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there's always been one physician in charge of coordinating the track’s medical facility that cares for both the enormous crowds and racing casualties. “Surgery & Shenanigans” explores the background of H.R. Allen, M.D., the first chief medical officer at IMS, and his contributions to racing and to the larger community---along with a few silly stories.

*Please note: The Old Pathology Building that houses the Indiana Medical History Museum is a historic building and, as such, may present certain risks and/or physical restrictions. Some floor seating is available for visitors with limited physical mobility, but these must be requested in advance by emailing Sarah at shalter@imhm.org. These are available on a first come, first served basis. We are working to make our historic amphitheater more accessible and safer, but all program attendees must read and accept the Ticket Agreement to acknowledge the risks posed by steep stairs, the lack of a railing, etc. By registering for this event, you and your party agree to the terms. Click here to read the Ticket Agreement.

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