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Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War on Display at the Knowledge Center, Sept. 19-Nov. 5

2 minutes reading time

The Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library is pleased to host Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War, a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.

The perspectives of surgeons, physicians, and nurses are richly documented in the history of Civil War medicine, which highlights the heroism and brutality of battlefield operations and the challenges of caring for the wounded during wartime. Yet the experiences of injured soldiers during the conflict and in the years afterwards are less well-known.