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Fifth Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award

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The National Museum of Civil War Medicine congratulates the winners of the Fifth Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award.  COL Craig D. Shriver won the individual award and COL Dallas Hack accepted the organizational award on behalf of The Department of Defense Combat Casualty Care Research Program. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, located in Frederick, MD, established the Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award to recognize an organization and an individual that contributes to the advancement of medical processes and improved patient outcomes and quality-of-life. This year’s event was held at Bethesda North Marriott on October 24,…

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Roulette Farm Artifacts Exhibit at Pry House – September Only!

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August 31, 2012For Immediate Release: Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam National Battlefield satellite of theNational Museum of Civil War Medicine Civil War Medicine…it’s not what you think. Roulette Farm Artifacts Special Exhibit at Pry House To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum is hosting a special exhibit of Civil War artifacts recovered from the Antietam Battlefield. The exhibit features a diverse collection of items found buried at the William Roulette Farm. The property saw heavy fighting during the battle as Union troops past through while attacking the infamous Bloody Lane,…

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Pry House Hosts Unprecedented Events for 150th Commemoration

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For Immediate Release: 150th Anniversary Weekend Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam Pry House Field Hospital Museum National Museum of Civil War Medicine  Civil War Medicine…it’s not what you think. Union Army Headquarters During the Battle of Antietam, the Pry House served as headquarters for General George B. McClellan and the Union Army. One hundred fifty years later, the Pry Farm will once again be under occupation as living historians on the lawn and around the house will portray members of the Union Army headquarters. They will be joined by the elite 5thNY Regiment, who will serve as camp guards…

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Twentieth Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine Intinerary Announced

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Twentieth Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam October 5-7, 2012 Pre-Conference Event, October 4, 2012 Bus Tour of the Hospital Sites of the Antietam Battlefield Ramada Plaza Hotel, Hagerstown, MD Civil War Medicine…it’s not what you think!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! Come learn the facts at the Twentieth Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7, 2012, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Hagerstown, MD.  The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has assembled an impressive panel of prominent historians, authors, and medical professionals speaking on a wide variety of topics…

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Medical Innovators Honored as Heroes and Pioneers

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Contact: April DietrichInstitutional Advancement and Communicationcommunication@civilwarmed.org301-695-1864October 31, 2011 For Immediate Release: Medical Innovators Honored as Heroes and Pioneers The National Museums of Civil War Medicine will honor the innovative work of the Military Amputee Research Program (MARP) and the leadership of COL Alexander Stojadinovic, MD, FACS at a Gala Dinner on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Musket Ridge Golf Course in Myersville, MD. The Surgeon General of the Army and Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker offered the keynote address at this year’s Maj Jonathan Letterman Award for Medical Excellence Gala Dinner. Lieutenant General…

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine to Participate in Blue Star Museums

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CIVIL WAR MEDICINE TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS Today The National Museum of Civil War Medicine (NMCWM) announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The NMCWM is one of more than 1,300 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer….

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Nineteenth Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine: Civil War Medicine, It’s Not What You Think

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Nineteenth Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine Civil War Medicine…it’s not what you think. Come learn the facts at the Nineteenth Annual Conference on Civil War Medicine Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2, 2011, at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson, MD. A pre-conference event is scheduled for Thursday, September 29. The NMCWM has assembled an impressive panel of prominent historians, authors, and medical professionals speaking on a wide variety of topics relating to Civil War medicine.   Lecture topics and speakers are as follows:   Aspects of the Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Disease in the Civil War, Joseph I. Berman, M.D.; The…

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine Honors African Americans that served in the Civil War

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For Immediate Release:October 14, 2010Contact: Adele Air(301) 695-1864education@civilwarmed.org                                                                         National Museum of Civil War Medicine Honors African Americans that served in the Civil WarWith Lecture and New ExhibitBinding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine Frederick, MD – The National Museum of Civil War Medicine honors the history of the African Americans that served in the American Civil War by mounting its latest exhibit:  Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.  The exhibit developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from the Historical Society of Washington, DC opens at the…

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National Museum of Civil War Medicine to open New Museum in Downtown DC

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November 24, 2010 For Immediate Release: National Museum of Civil War Medicine to open New Museum in Downtown DC On Thursday, November 4, Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office located at 437 7th Street, Washington, DC, was opened to the public for an event hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine (NMCWM), in coordination with Destination DC and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The third floor where Clara Barton had her office and living quarters has been essentially untouched since the time the doors were closed in 1875 until re-discovered 1997.  Since then, GSA has been in search…

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