Lecture: Medical Innovation During the Civil War

The American Civil War is often studied because of its battles, but people tend to ignore how it helped revolutionize the medical field. Bloodshed on the battlefield and the spread of disease led to advances in medical decision making and clinical knowledge. The war also triggered the birth of the nursing profession, the organization of the modern American health system, and the clinical usage of diagnostic equipment in approaches to disease management.

Author Paulette Snoby RN, BSN, MPA is an award-winning research nurse who examines primary and secondary sources to show how medical treatments changed during wartime, focusing on the explosion of innovation during the Civil War.

Date:
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00pm

Admission:
Free admission

Address:
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr.
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Parking:
Free parking in a special area reserved for guests attending the lecture.

For more information, please call (770) 427-4686

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