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Live Stream – The Politics of Civil War Medicine
November 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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, November 2 at 3:00 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.
The education team at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine gather on the eve of the 2020 election to discuss how politics played a role in Civil War medical practice. How did public opinion about the medical departments play a role in the care for soldiers during the war? How did the internal politics within the US and Confederate armies influence the medical departments and their staff? This discussion will examine examples from the Civil War era to show that, like today, medicine was mired in the politics of the day.
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