Civil War Medicine exhibit scores a hit

May 23, 2005

It's a 19th century military field hospital at the nucleus of cutting-edge medical therapies, and it's capturing the eyes and minds of AUA attendees. The Civil War Medicine exhibit (Booth 368), sponsored by The William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History of the AUA with support from Lilly ICOS and special contributions from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, captures the horror and eloquence of military medicine in a remarkable daguerrotype of medical progress from the Civil War to the dawn of the 20th century.

It's a 19th century military field hospital at the nucleus of cutting-edge medical therapies, and it's capturing the eyes and minds of AUA attendees. The Civil War Medicine exhibit (Booth 368), sponsored by The William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History of the AUA with support from Lilly ICOS and special contributions from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, captures the horror and eloquence of military medicine in a remarkable daguerrotype of medical progress from the Civil War to the dawn of the 20th century.

Incorporating "live" battlefield surgery demonstrations, lectures, exhibits of equipment and medical books, and photographs, the exhibit covers medical techniques, equipment, pharmaceuticals and nostrums, and the men and women of the era who advanced medical care against daunting odds. Daily demonstrations and lectures are scheduled.

Consult your show guide for times and topics.