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A company of the 4th USCT Infantry

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“Many histories have been written about medical care during the American Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers have often been overlooked. Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.”

Source of Quote: United States National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Visit the on-line exhibit here: African Americans in Civil War Medicine

Recommended by Dr. Katherine Bankole-Medina