The D. Samuel Gottesman Library is treating visitors to a new exhibit from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), "Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine."
The exhibit follows African-American surgeons and nurses such as Alexander T. Augusta, Anderson R. Abbott, Susie King Taylor and Ann Stokes, and examines how their service as medical providers during the Civil War challenged the existing notions of race and gender.
"Visitors take away the idea that African-American men and women actively provided medical care during the Civil War, contrary to the accepted ideas of their role in society at that time," noted Racheline Habousha, director of the D. Samuel Gottesman Library and Knowledge Services.
The current offering is the fourth from the NLM's catalog of traveling exhibits to be hosted at Einstein. Previous exhibits have focused on "Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons," "The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and 'The Yellow Wall-Paper," and the particularly popular "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine."
"We're pleased to bring these wonderful exhibits to our Einstein community," said Ms. Habousha. "Many of them shed light on the interesting and perhaps relatively unexplored aspects of medicine and history."
Library regulars, new library-goers and the public are welcome to come appreciate "Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine" which is on display in the library entryway through Friday, January 31, 2014.
The NLM is the world's largest biomedical library and uses its exhibition program to promote public awareness and a greater understanding of how the past informs the present and can shape the future with regard to medicine, science and history. The NLM exhibits are made available free of charge to both the public and participating institutions.
Editor's Note: For those interested, a related theatrical performance based on the story told in "The Yellow Wallpaper" is at The Jewel Box Theater through January 26, 2014.
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