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Peter Stanley, Research Professor at the Australian Defence Force, will focus on the surgeons of the blue and gray who faced profound medical and personal challenges. How could they keep troops healthy; how were they to treat the many and complex wounds inflicted by Minié balls and cannon shot? How did they cope with the responsibilities they faced? How did service as a surgeon in the Civil War affect those involved? Professor Peter Stanley explores the human experience of what it was like to be a medical officer in the Civil war, and examines how men coped with the strains war imposed Peter Stanley is the author of two dozen award winning books on military history and one of Australia’s most active historians.
The Summer Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public! The doors open at 7:00pm and the lecture will begin at 7:30pm.
For more information call 301-695-1864, ext. 17