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Civil War Living History at the Medical Museum

Posed photograph showing how anesthesia was dripped onto a sponge or cone that fit over the nose and mouth of the patient. (CP 1563)

Civil War Living History at the Medical Museum Document (PDF 308 KB)

Experience an 1863-era field hospital and Civil War encampment on the grounds of the Museum! Interact with living historians from the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B., and the 20th Maine Camp and Hospital Association as they describe Civil War-era medical practices. Infantry from both the 28th Mass. and 20th Maine will be on hand to show uniforms and equipment of the period and perform live firing demonstrations. Inside the Museum, exhibits and demonstrations will feature anatomical, historical and archival collections related to the care of the wounded during the Civil War.

Saturday, May 18, 2013
10 am – 5:30 pm
(event will be held rain or shine)

This family program is free and open to the public!

For more information, call 301-319-3303 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil.