Dr. Shauna Devine, PhD
Dr. Shauna Devine is an historian of Civil War and American medicine. She has a Ph.D in medical history and currently holds a joint appointment as an assistant professor at the Schulich School of Medicine and in the Department of History at Western University. She also sits on the Board of Directors for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and is a historical advisor for the PBS Civil War drama, Mercy Street. Devine has published a number of articles on the Civil War and American medicine, and most recently she released her first book entitled, Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), which examines the development of scientific medicine during the American Civil War and the impact of the War’s events on American medicine. Learning from the Wounded received a number of awards including the prestigious Tom Watson Brown Book Award from the Society of Civil War Historians and the Watson-Brown Foundation, the Wiley-Silver Prize from the Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi, and the book was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2015. An active public speaker she has given presentations at locations such as the Army Medical Department and School, Harvard University Medical School, Duke University, The Reynold’s Lecture at the University of Alabama, University of North Carolina Medical School, The Center for Civil War Research Ole Miss, The University of Chicago Medical School, the National Institutes of Health, Georgia Tech University, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and she has appeared on C-Span. She is currently working on a second book length project, which investigates the history of science, medicine, and medical education in the American South during the Civil War and Reconstruction.