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Live on YouTube – “The Doctors Blackwell” with Janice P. Nimura
May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT| FREE
COVID-19 and closures won’t stop us from sharing the incredible lessons we can learn from studying medical care during the Civil War!
Join us on Wednesday, May 19 at 1:00 PM on YouTube for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting youtube.com/user/nmcwm at the scheduled time.
Education Coordinator John Lustrea will talk with author and historian Janice P. Nimura about her award winning book The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine. In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first women in the United States to receive and M.D. She was later joined by her sister Emily. Their many accomplishments include founding the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, the first hospital staffed entirely by women. The conversation will touch on the sisters Civil War work, and their wider legacy.
Janice P. Nimura received a Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of her work on The Doctors Blackwell. Her previous book, Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back, was a New York Times Notable book in 2015. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian, The Rumpus, and LitHub, among other publications.
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