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Virtual Q&A on Facebook Live – Nurses and Trauma with Melissa DeVelvis
April 20 @ 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 Monday, April 20 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.
Education Coordinator John Lustrea will have a conversation with historian Melissa DeVelvis. The interview will center around the blog she wrote for the museum which described how Civil War nurses wrote about the trauma they witnessed. Send us your questions in advance on Facebook or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tune in to the Museum’s Facebook page for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation. During this FREE program, you’ll hear about different aspects of healthcare on the front lines and in hospitals during the most destructive conflict in our nation’s history that continues impact us today. We are here to answer your questions about Civil War medical care!
Melissa DeVelvis has a PhD in history from the University of South Carolina, specializing in the Civil War era, gender studies, and sensory and emotions history. She just successfully defended her dissertation about women and the secession crisis in South Carolina entitled “Gendering Secession: Women and Politics in South Carolina, 1859-1861.”
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