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Facebook Live – Civil War Medicine and the Body
October 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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 Thursday, October 15 at 2:00 PM on Facebook Live for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting facebook.com/civilwarmed/live at the scheduled time.
Membership and Development Coordinator Kyle Dalton will talk with Education Coordinator John Lustrea about how the Civil War forever changed how American’s viewed the human body, both dead and alive. Before the war death was supposed to happen in the home surrounded by loved ones. During the war countless Americans died gruesome and anonymous deaths far from home. Add to that shift the newfound importance of dissection for gaining medical knowledge and the 1860’s were an important decade for how people thought of bodies.
John Lustrea is the Education Coordinator and the Website Manager at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. He earned his Master’s degree in Public History from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Lustrea previously worked at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park during the summers of 2013-2016.
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