Binding Wounds | Pushing Boundaries – New Exhibit @ THL

Starting today and on display through August 31, 2013, come see the Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries exhibit at the Taubman Health Sciences Library. binding wounds screenshot

Focusing on African Americans in Civil War medicine, the exhibit highlights the far too frequently overlooked contributions of African American nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers in one of America’s greatest conflicts as their efforts “challenged the prescribed notions of both race and gender.”

Learn about uniformed Union Army surgeons, as well as how nurses and hospital workers cared for injured soldiers at hospitals in the North and South as well as camp hospitals. 

You can visit the exhibit’s website here for additional educational materials, or better yet, come see the exhibit in person!

University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library

Fourth Floor, 1135 E. Catherine Street.

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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