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19th Century Prosthetic Limbs Through a Material Culture Lens
January 7, 2021 @ 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 Thursday, January 7, 2021 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 talk with historian Moyra Williams Schauffler about her research into prosthetic limbs of the Civil War era. Her work focuses heavily on studying the objects themselves through the lens of material culture to see what insights about the past they can provide. Their conversation will center around a few prosthetic limbs in the Museum’s collection, and how they demonstrate the advances made in the prosthetic limb industry.
Moyra Williams Schauffler is a PhD student in the Department of History at Penn State University, where she is affiliated with the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center and the Center for Black Digital Research. Her research focuses on medical and disability history, as well as material culture of the Civil War era. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College and a Master of Arts from Villanova University.
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