Waynesville: Medicine and the Civil War

By cmccune, posted on December 15th, 2010.
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September 25, 2011
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Join the Cook Library for a presentation about medicine and the Civil War.

The Civil War was the first modern war and resulted in the highest number of U.S. casualties per capita of any of our wars as approximately 620,000 men perished, including 360,000 in the North and 260,000 in the South; 25% of those involved died. These casualties exceeded those of all other U.S. wars and affected nearly every family in the North and South. What are not often understood or appreciated now are the rapid advancements made in American medicine that were stimulated by this conflict. This power-point illustrated presentation explains those advances and their impact on the subsequent development of American Medicine.

Location: Mary L. Cook Public Library, 381 Old Stage Road, Waynesville Ohio 45068-9753

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