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

September 18, 2013

The National Library of Medicine provided this exceptional traveling exhibition to be presented at the Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center of Weill Cornell Medical college from September 16th to October 26th, 2013.

"Any 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".

For more information, visit Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.

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

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