Civil War medicine is the backbone of so much we take for granted today: emergency medicine, ambulances, triage, embalming, humanitarian organizations, advancements and innovations in surgeries … the list goes on and on.
What’s more, the history of Civil War medicine is chocked full of incredible stories—tales of trial and error, sacrifice, success, ethical quandaries, and the human foibles that make life so entertaining.
Discover all this and more by visiting one of our three museum sites, exploring our online resources, or participating in our programs.
Follow in the footsteps of soldiers and surgeons to discover the harsh conditions, personal sacrifices, and brilliant innovations of Civil War medicine, innovations that continue to save lives today.More
Explore the unassuming boarding house rooms where Clara Barton lived and worked during the Civil War. These rooms were Barton's home base first as she braved the battlefield, then as she searched for 63,000 + missing soldiers.More