Life and Limb, the Toll of the American Civil War - opens July 22, 2013
Opening reception : July 24th at 3 p.m. in the Library Reading Room - 3rd floor
Presentation by Tess Jones (Center for Bioethics & Humanities) - Coming Home: the Returning Soldier in Literature and Film
"More than three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. These men served as a symbol of the fractured nation and remained a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict for long after the war."
This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.