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African American Surgeons of the Civil War Era
February 4, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT| Free for NMCWM members; included with admission
Meet the unsung heroes of Civil War medicine – African American surgeons.
NMCWM volunteer Dr. Robert Slawson will discuss his research into the African American surgeons of the Civil War-era. His 2006 award-winning book, Prologue to Change, is an in-depth look at African American medical practitioners before and during the Civil War, including their medical education and their service in the Union Army.
Dr. Slawson began his search with the eight men who were generally known to have served in a medical capacity in the Union Army. In the course of his research, he discovered four previously unknown African Americans who were surgeons during the Civil War.
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