STEPHEN A. GOLDMAN, M.D., FAPM, DFAPA

Civil War Activities:

Biography

Dr. Goldman is a two-time past President of the North Jersey Civil War Round Table and longstanding member of the Abraham Lincoln Institute Board of Directors, and he led monthly Civil War book groups for more than twenty years. A noted speaker, he has presented  at National Museum of Civil War Medicine Annual Conferences, Psychiatry Grand Rounds and veteran, active duty and Civil War-related meetings.

He is completing a two-volume work about the impact of combat and military service on veterans’ lives, and the vital, yet undervalued role of Union soldiers and sailors in support of freedom, Reconstruction and racial equality. Based on primary source material from the Library of Congress and National Archives, and drawing upon both psychiatric and military literature, the first book covers the Civil War, its roots and immediate postwar period, and the second volume spans the war’s end through the late 1930s.

Dr. Goldman received his B.A. from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College (HTC) as the Outstanding Graduate in Psychology, and his M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine, where he received the Alex Rosen Award for Excellence in Medicine and the Humanities.

Link to Complete Biography

Publications

Goldman S. A. Wounded men in blue: soldiers’ pride and the Union cause. North & South 2006; 9(7):76-83

Presentations   (representative list)

24th Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
“One of the Peculiar Features of the War”
:
 The Remarkable Veteran Reserve Corps
Frederick, MD
October 2016

83rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History
The Enduring Power and Theraputic Importance of the Warrior  Identity
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
April 2016

18th Annual Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium
Mr. Lincoln’s “Thinking Bayonets”:
Assassination, Coming Home and the “Unfinished Work”
Washington, DC
March 2015

21st Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Horror, Killing, Thrill and Adrenaline Rush:
The Psychological Kaleidoscope of Combat
Philadelphia, PA
October 2013

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences Grand Rounds
Loyola University Medical Center
Treating Combat Veterans: Lessons Learned Over Time
Chicago, IL
October 2012

Annual Cornwell Presentation (Athens County Historical Society & Museum)
“For What They Died, I Fight a Little Longer”:
The Postwar Lives of Sergeant Robert Pinn and General Rufus Dawes
Athens, OH
March 2011

United States National Archives I
“All the Elements of Sublimity and Terror”:
Veterans and the Psychological Impact of War
Washington DC
November, 2010

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Treating Combat Veterans: Lessons Learned Over Time
Bedford, MA
October 2010

17th Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
From “Irritable Heart” to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
Challenges for the Medical Historian
Baltimore MD
October 2009

Medicine in Challenging Environments 2009 Conference
Pushing the Envelope: Operational Aeromedical Problems Course
Galveston, TX
February 2009

         Presenter, Plenary Session:
         The Warrior Ethos in Rehabilitation: Lessons Learned from History
         Presenter, Army Aviation Medicine Breakout:
         “All the Elements of Sublimity and Terror”:
                Veterans and the Psychological Impact of War

16th Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Wounded Warriors Come Home: The Union Soldier in Peace
Baltimore, MD
October 2008
 

Marine Corps Command & Staff College
“Those Arms Were Not Lost in Vain”: Union Soldiers and the Price of Freedom
Quantico VA
March 2007

Interviews

Conversations  From Studio B
“There's No Living with a Killing”
Based on Dr. Goldman's upcoming book and ongoing research into the impacts of both the experience of combat and related warrior identity, this radio interview focusing on Civil War and modern-day veterans was broadcast over the WOUB radio network in April 2012.
The recording of this interview available here is provided through the courtesy of the WOUB Center for Public Media at Ohio University

Listen to the Interview at SAGCS.com

 

Interviews

Conversations  From Studio B
“Psychological Ravages of War”
Based on Dr. Goldman’s upcoming book,
this radio interview focusing on both Civil War and Vietnam veterans was broadcast over the WOUB radio network on March 13, 2011. 
The recording of this interview available here is provided through the courtesy of the WOUB Center for Public Media at Ohio University

Listen to the Interview at SAGCS.com