This lecture accompanied an exhibit that originated from the National Library of Medicine on black healers who served during the American Civil War. This exhibit has a persistent web presence that includes teaching modules. Margaret Humphreys prepared the lesson plan and readings for the higher education module.
This material draws on her book Intensely Human: The Health of Black Soldiers in the American Civil War (2008), available from Johns Hopkins University Press.
Columbia University Medical Center, Lecture on “African Americans in Civil War Medicine”
May 10, 2017
September 3, 2017 (South Carolina); November 3, 2017 (Florida)
In the fall of 2017 this exhibit will travel to the University of South Carolina at Columbia (September), and the University of Florida at Gainesville (November). Dr. Humphreys will again present her lecture on African Americans in Civil War Medicine to accompany these installations.