Civil War Medicine, Battlefield Surgery, and Deadly Diseases

Civil War Medicine, Battlefield Surgery, and Deadly Diseases

Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

North Carroll Branch Library

For ages 13 - Adults

Kyle Wichtendahl, of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, will discuss the importance of medicine in the American Civil War. Topics will include battlefield surgery, why disease was deadlier than shot and shell, and medical advances that were made during the Civil War that continue to save lives today. Mr. Wichtendahl will be dressed as a Union assistant surgeon and will have reproduction medical instruments and other artifacts to see and touch. A Celebrating America program.

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