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Mar 03rd

HealthPartners hosts national exhibit on Civil War medicine

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Courtesy East Carolina UniversityHealthPartners hosts national history exhibit that celebrates our country’s diversity.

The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibition Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine is at the Regions Hospital Medical Library through Aug. 3, then at the 8170 building from Aug. 6 through Aug. 10.

Pictured: Susie King Taylor, 1902
. The exhibit focuses on African American medical providers in the Civil War

The exhibit focuses on the African Americans who served as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers in the Civil War – and how their role as medical providers challenged the notion of race and gender during the war.

Last week to honor the exhibit, Regions Hospital hosted a presentation (“Disease and Debility: Minnesotans’ experience of medicine in the Civil War“) by Jennifer Gunn, associate professor and program director at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gunn is an expert in History of Medicine.


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