New Exhibit – They Also Served: Female Nurses in the Civil War (1861-1865)

During the Civil War, more than two thousand women served as volunteer nurses in military hospitals.  Their work was invaluable to the troops and the physicians who treated them, but also promoted respect for women’s role in medicine, helped establish nursing as a profession in the United States, and advanced the cause of women’s rights in general. A small group of these women represented in the Health Sciences Library’s Rare Books Collection is featured in the exhibit case on the 3rd floor, between the elevator and the Special Collections Room.

[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]