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Amputation in the Civil War South Live Stream with Dr. Brian C Miller
August 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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 Tuesday, August 18 at 4:00 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 talk with Dr. Brian C. Miller about how book Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South. Dr. Miller’s look at Southern amputation and how it impacted veterans once they left the operating table is excellent, and should make for a riveting conversation. Send us your questions in advance on Facebook or by email (email@example.com) 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!
Brian Craig Miller joined Mission College as the Dean of Instruction in 2016. Prior to his journey to California, he taught American History in Kansas and Mississippi. Dr. Miller is the editor of the journal Civil War History and serves as a co-editor for the book series The Civil War Era in the South. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and books, including Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South, which was a finalist for the Jefferson Davis Book Award from the American Civil War Museum. His other books include A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War, John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory, and The American Memory: Americans and Their History to 1877. He is currently finishing a book about Walt Disney and the construction of Civil War memory, that will explore how Disney has used the memory of the Civil War in shaping film, television, and theme-park attractions. He also plans to work on a larger project on The United Confederate Veterans.
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