New exhibit – African Americans in Civil War Medicine

Susie King Taylor

Susie King Taylor, photo courtesy East Carolina University

The Health Sciences Library will be displaying the Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries exhibit June 9 – July 19, 2014.  This traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine looks at the African American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the Civil War and how their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.

Please join us for an Opening Event on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Noon in the Reading Room of the Health Sciences Library.  Terri L. S. Gentry, a Volunteer Docent at the Black American West Museum will presenting African American Healers  in the West.  Ms. Gentry will discuss the history of mid-wives, nurses, physicians and other practitioners across the western United States.

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