TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Colon Surgery From The Use Of Horsehair To Star Wars Technology”

Saturday – February 15, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY

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Dr. John Nicholson’s talk will trace the history of colon and rectal surgery from procedures performed on Louis XIV of France to the present. Experience for yourself what it is like to use modern surgical instruments on inanimate objects, and learn what it is like to be a modern surgeon.

People interested in learning more about the history and advances in colon surgery are invited to attend the free Junior Cafe presentation on Saturday, February 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing jrcafe@tacny.org by February 12, 2014.


2014february_Dr_John_D_NicholsonDr. Nicholson was raised in Binghamton, New York, and came to Syracuse in 1965. He attended Syracuse University, then completed medical school, and his internship and general surgical residency, at SUNY Upstate. Dr. Nicholson had a fellowship in colon rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota and has been in practice in Syracuse since 1979. Dr. Nicholson is active in the local medical society, and has been President and a Governor of the NY Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, in addition to having held several offices of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He loves to golf and ski, activities he can enjoy throughout most of the CNY seasons.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

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