Life and Limb: The Toll of The American Civil War

HSL Hosts NLM Exhibit, Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War

OB1362tBe sure to stop by and peruse Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War, a National Library of Medicine Exhibit currently being hosted by the Health Sciences Library. The exhibit is on display in the Basic Sciences Building lobby and will rotate through the lobbies of the Medical Education Center and the Skyline building through February 24.

Over three million soldiers fought in the war from 1861-1865. More than half a million died, and almost as many were wounded but survived. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. These men served as a symbol of the fractured nation and remained a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict for long after the war.

There will be a reception on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Basic Sciences Building Lobby featuring a talk by Dr. Edward C. Halperin, MD, MA, Chancellor, and Chief Executive Officer of New York Medical College. Light refreshments will be served.

 EXHIBIT SCHEDULE:

Medical Education Center: Jan. 17-28

BSB: Jan. 29-Feb 11

Skyline: Feb. 12-25

 

 

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