The Civil War left an indelible mark on our nation. It also left a mark on the many soldiers who survived the fighting but were left with disabling injuries. The National Library Medicine has create an exhibit from their archives showcasing the lives of some of these men who were injured during the Civil War.
From the official description: "The perspectives of surgeons, physicians, and nurses are richly documented in the history of American Civil War medicine, which highlights the heroism and brutality of battlefield operations and the challenges of caring for the wounded during wartime. Yet the experiences of injured soldiers during the conflict and in the years afterwards are less well-known. Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War focuses on disabled veterans and their role as symbols of the fractured nation."
This unique exhibit from the National Library of Medicine will be on display at the R.A. Williams Library July 30 - September 9. Students are invited to come experience this piece of health care history.