Hospital Stewards in the American Civil War
July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT| Pay-What-You-Please
Learn about a critical piece in the Civil War healthcare system: the hospital steward
The hospital steward of the Civil War was certainly an important part of the healthcare team whether in the hospital or in the field with the regiment. Was he just the pharmacist? What were his other duties? This presentation will briefly examine his role, responsibilities and duties, both from a military primary source, but also from the first person sources of the men themselves. The presentation will then examine the relationship of the hospital steward to nursing and the hospital nurses. What was his role in nursing care? Does the hospital steward of 150 years ago+ have a direct relationship to nurses and nursing care today?
This “pay-what-you-please” program will begin at 7:00 PM in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Doors will open at 6:30 PM.
William T. Campbell, Ed.D, RN a Doctor of Education from the University of Delaware, a Master of Science in Family Nursing from Salisbury University, and undergraduate degrees in Nursing, Psychology, and Biology from the University of Delaware. He completed pre-pharmacy studies at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science. An Associate Professor in the Nursing Department at Salisbury University in Salisbury Maryland he teaches in the pediatrics, pharmacology, and nursing history courses. He has served as a volunteer docent at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the grounds of Antietam Battlefield and as a frequent speaker for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.