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The Warren A. Sawyer Annual Lecture

The Waring Library Society will host its annual Warren A. Sawyer Lecture on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm, in the Auditorium of the Basic Sciences Building (BSB 100). Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz will present her talk, "Thomas Dent Mutter and His Fight to Bring Humanity to 19th Century Medicine." Ms. Aptowicz is the author of Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine. A reception will follow at the Wickliffe House.

For more information, please contact the library by phone at 843-792-2288 or email

Warren Buz Sawyer

The Warren A. Sawyer Lecture is named in memory of Warren “Buz” Sawyer who served as Director of Libraries at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1968 until his death in November 1989. Mr. Sawyer was born in Bay Shore, New York, and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and earned his MS in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He contributed to local and national functions in roles as diverse as Secretary to the University Faculty and member of the Biomedical Library Review Committee of the National Library of Medicine. Mr. Sawyer was a long-time member of the Waring Library Society of which he served as president.