This exhibition from the National Library of Medicine looks at the African American men and women who served as surgeons and nurses, providing medical care to soldiers and civilians, during the American Civil War. Through historical images and period documents, the exhibit brings a voice to those that have remained silent for nearly 150 years.
The Binding Wounds exhibit was on display at Eastern Michigan University's Halle Library.
May 14 - June 23, 2012
Source: Eastern Michigan University
Special thanks to Rachael Clark, the librarian from Wayne State University who created much of the content for this guide.
My thanks to Randal Baier for planting the seed for this exhibit, Brad Thompson for his enthusiasm and expertise with the mechanics of the exhibit, Judy Block for her work on this information guide, and Emily Driscoll and Mary Ann Butkovich for their creativity and assistance.
Thank you to Dr. Tara Lynn Fulton, Dean of the University Library, for her interest and support in expanding the library's reach.
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.