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Life and Limb: The toll of the American Civil War

25sep(sep 25)7:15 am03nov(nov 3)12:00 pmLife and Limb: The toll of the American Civil War

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Visit this traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine at the USA Biomedical Library. Over three million soldiers fought in the American Civil War. More than half a million died and almost as many were wounded. Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. These men remained a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict for long after the war. Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War explores experiences of disabled veterans and their role as symbols of the fractured nation.



September 25 (Monday) 7:15 am - November 3 (Friday) 12:00 pm(GMT-05:00)


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