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NIH Public Bulletin – November 2010

Exhibition Showcases African Americans’ Role in Civil War Medicine

When: November 1, 2010–February 28, 2011
Where: NIH Campus, First Floor, Building 28, Bethesda, MD
Institute: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Countless histories have been written about medical care in the Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers have been largely overlooked. A special display at NIH, "Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine," looks at these men and women. NLM has also produced an online version of the exhibition and a version that will travel the United States.

Next Steps

You can read a news release on the "Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine" exhibition at The exhibition will be open to the public on the NIH campus through February 2011. Hours are 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on weekdays (except federal holidays) and 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. For information on visiting NLM, go to

You can view the online version of exhibition at To find information on booking or viewing the traveling exhibition, visit

This page last reviewed on October 17, 2012

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