Civil War Medical Figures

medicine_wagon_cwThis exhibit includes some of the most important medical figures from the Civil War. By understanding the challenges faced by these physicians, nurses and other medical leaders during the war, one can more fully comprehend the medicine of the era. Click on a name for a brief biography and description of one or more of the figure's important works held at the Reynolds Historical Library.

Image: United States Army medicine wagon from the Civil War; [From] Reports on the extent and nature of the materials available for preparation of a medical and surgical history of the Rebellion. United States Surgeon General's Office, Circular No. 6, 1865; Reynolds Historical Library Arnold G. Diethelm American Civil War Medicine Collection.