Civil War Exhibits

Published: October 12th, 2017

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Civil War Exhibits info.From mid-October to mid-December, the Health Science Center Library will be hosting a variety of exhibits and programming on the theme of Civil War medicine. More info at

This programming includes two traveling exhibits from the National Library of Medicine, on the 1st floor of the HSC Library:

“Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War”, October 23 – December 2

“Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine”, November 13-December 23

There is also a locally-created exhibit on the Civil War’s impact both during and after the war on the lives of veterans, disabled military personnel and African Americans.

Additionally, we are hosting speaker events on Civil War medicine:

‘Economics, politics and health impact of the US’s fledgling prosthetics industry during the Civil War’ – Dr. Guy Hasegawa, author of ‘Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs’.

  • Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12-1pm, Communicore Room C1-3

African Americans in Civil War Medicine’ – Dr. Margaret Humphreys, author of ‘Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War‘.

  • Friday, November 3, 12-1pm, Communicore Room C1-17

‘History of Disability Rights in the United States’ – Dr. Mary Ellen Young, UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and Dr. Anthony Delisle, Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida, Gainesville.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 12-1pm, Communicore Room C1-17

‘Slavery in the context of the Civil War and its implications for African Americans through the Civil Rights Movement’ – Dr. William Link, author of ‘Southern Crucible: The Making of an American Region’.

  • Wednesday, November 29, 12-1pm, Communicore Room C1-3

All of these exhibits and events are free and open to the public – please join us!