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Exhibit Archive: 2018-19

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


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. This exhibit 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.

The exhibit is free and open to all during normal library hours. Parking is available for a fee in the 8th Street parking deck. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Thelma Mack, research and education coordinator, at (804) 828-0017.

Image: Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries logo, courtesy of the National Library of Medicine