Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries

Lamar Soutter Library hosts exhibit about African Americans in Civil War medicine

UMass Medical School Communications

July 28, 2014
An image from Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, a traveling exhibit of the National Library of Medicine on display in the Lamar Soutter Library from Monday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Sept. 13.
An image from Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, a traveling exhibit of the National Library of Medicine on display in the Lamar Soutter Library from Monday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Sept. 13.

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, a traveling exhibit of the National Library of Medicine, will be on display in the Lamar Soutter Library from Monday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Sept. 13.

The exhibit looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender, an area of study often overlooked in the medical history of the American Civil War.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

For additional information, visit the Lamar Soutter Library website or the exhibit website at the National Library of Medicine.