Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries


Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries

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 have often been overlooked. Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine is a six-banner traveling exhibition that looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.

Opening Event

Presentation by Terri L. S. Gentry, Volunteer Docent at the Black American West Museum
12:00 noon on June 13, 2014
Reading Room, 3rd floor, Health Sciences Library

On Exhibit

June 9 to July 19, 2014
Gallery, 3rd floor, Health Sciences Library

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries


This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health with research assistance from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
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