Civil War Medicine Exhibit at Laupus Library

Contributed by Layne Carpenter

Laupus Library’s History Collections recently installed an exhibit about Civil War Medicine.  The exhibit, entitled Fighting for their Lives: Medical Practices During the American Civil War, examines how doctors and medical staff cared for the soldiers, looking specifically at surgery, disease, infection, and the role of hospitals.

picture of surgical tools

The collections manager and exhibit curator developed a blog post that features highlights from the exhibit.  You can view the post here: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/laupusannouncements/2018/04/04/fighting-for-their-lives-medical-practices-during-the-american-civil-war-an-online-exhibit/

 

Fighting for their Lives: Medical Practices During the American Civil War will be on display in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery, 4th Floor Laupus Library through June 3, 2018.

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