The Story of Civil War Medicine
Since its founding in 1990, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine has endeavored to tell the story of Civil War medicine so that the efforts of the men and women who served in a medical capacity would not be forgotten. It is told through surgeons, nurses, and other caregivers who strove to heal the wounds of war, as well as through the patients who benefitted from their dedication. It is a story that still affects us today, since many of the advancements made during the Civil War form the basis of modern medicine.
The Story of Civil War Medicine: Divided by Conflict, United by Compassion is an introduction to both the Museum’s three sites and to Civil War medicine in general.
Softcover. 74 pages.