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Facebook Live – The Civil War Career of Dr. John Brinton
January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST| 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 Monday, January 11 at 1:00 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.
Director of Interpretation Jake Wynn will talk about his research on Dr. John Brinton. One of the more colorful characters in the history of Civil War medicine, Brinton was the first curator of the Army Medical Museum (today the National Museum of Health and Medicine) and was tasked with collecting medical specimens for the institution. His remarkable career also serves as the inspiration for the popular Brinton’s Brandy, made by Tenth Ward Distilling Company in partnership with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Jake will detail story behind this incredible spirit, and how you can get your bottle.
Jake Wynn is the Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. He also writes independently at the Wynning History blog.
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