The Marrow of Tragedy: Disease and Diversity in Civil War Medicine
Where: The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Ave.
212-822-7200 Price: $12
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Health care in the U.S. Civil War is often depicted as gruesome, with amputations (sans anesthesia) as the centerpiece of horror. In actuality, hospitals could be sites of healing, although there were significant differences between North and South. Margaret Humphreys, award-winning author of “Marrow of Tragedy: The Health Crisis of the American Civil War,” will discuss the realities of Civil War medicine, including the geographical and other factors that drove disparities in care.Buy tickets/get more info now