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Civil War Medical Weekend with the 17th Corps Field Hospital Group
February 18 @ 10:00 am - February 19 @ 5:00 pm
Explore the medical care provided to soldiers during the Civil War. Members of the 17th Corps Field Hospital, the largest Civil War Medical unit in the Midwest, will have interactive displays highlighting surgery, nursing care, pharmaceuticals and embalming. Activities include:
Watch surgical demonstrations
View hundreds of original surgical instruments up close
Hear about the different diseases that affected soldiers
Learn how women nursed the wounded and sick
“Make pills” with Doctor Milam using an 1800s pill roller
1pm Program – “The Long Civil War: Living with Disability in Gilded Age America” by Dr. James Marten, Marquette University.