Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine

Event Information

July 22nd, 2013 through August 31st, 2013
Taubman Health Sciences Library
Event Type

Many histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers have often been overlooked. Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.

View during Taubman Health Science Library hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-9:45pm, Fri 8am-5:45pm, Sat 1-5:45pm, Sun 1-9:45pm.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health with research assistance from the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Additional Infomation

Host Unit
Taubman Health Sciences Library
Host Contact
Karen Jordan
Page maintained by Mary C. Morris
Last modified: 07/18/2013