All are welcome to attend this exhibit. Many histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers has often been overlooked.
Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender pushing the boundaries of the role of African Americans in America.
Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries be on display on the main floor in Falk Library, located at 200 Scaife Hall. This exhibit can be viewed during Falk Library’s hours of operation. Related materials will be in the display cases outside of the library, across from the 2nd floor elevators.
This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.