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9th annual Richard B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D. History of Medicine Lecture
April 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Civil War was the greatest health disaster the United States has ever experienced, killing more than a million Americans and leaving many others invalided or grieving. Poorly prepared to care for wounded and sick soldiers as the war began, Union and Confederate governments scrambled to provide doctoring and nursing, supplies, and shelter for those felled by warfare or disease.
Speaker: Margaret Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D., Josiah Charles Trent Professor of the History of Medicine, in the School of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Past President, American Association for the History of Medicine