Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries

The Melnick Medical Museum is pleased to host another banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine called Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine. This exhibit highlights the contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers, which has often been overlooked.


This exhibit looks at the men and women who served as medical care providers during the War and how their service changed common notions about race and gender. Individuals highlighted include surgeons Alexander T. Augusta and Anderson R. Abbott. Nurses who provided care are represented by Susie King Taylor and Ann Stokes.

This exhibit will be on display in the first floor atrium of Cushwa Hall through May 24, 2014. It is free and open to the public during the hours that the building is open.

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