“Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War” Exhibit and Lecture Series

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On September 16, 2013, the National Library of Medicine exhibit, “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War,” will arrive at Falk Library. This exhibit focuses on disabled veterans and their role as symbols of a fractured nation.

In conjunction with this exhibit, HSLS will host three lectures:

Tuesday, September 24, 6 p.m., Scaife Hall, Room 1105

Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, chief of the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, will present “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War.”

Tuesday, October 8, Noon, Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 3

Laura McLafferty, MD, chief resident for education, PGY-4 resident in General Adult Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, will present “Hurting for Home: Nostalgia in American Military Psychiatry from the Civil War to WWII.”

Tuesday, October 22, 6 p.m., Scaife Hall, Room 1105

Rory Cooper, PhD, distinguished professor, FISA—Paralyzed Veterans of America Chair, University of Pittsburgh, will present “Advances in Prosthetic Devices, Engineering and Treatment.”

The exhibit runs through October 26, 2013. Please plan to join us for this interesting look at our past as well as current technologies benefiting today’s military and civilian populations.

~ Linda Hartman