The perspectives of surgeons, physicians, and nurses are richly documented in the history of Civil War medicine, which highlights the heroism and brutality of battlefield operations and the challenges of caring for the wounded during wartime. Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War focuses on battlefield injuries and life-saving but extreme surgeries, which left hundreds of thousands with permanent disabilities, their missing limbs a silent reminder of the conflict that split a nation.
From April 15 - July 31, 2013, The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library will be hosting a traveling exhibition created by the National Library of Medicine. Come join us for the Opening Reception of Life and Limb: The Tool of the Civil War on April 15, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. For more information please call (909)469-5323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.