Brutal images of Civil War battle aftermath illustrate what soldiers on both sides of the conflict faced. However, the role of the healthcare professional on the battlefield is often overlooked. Those who tended to the wounded, sick, and dead made use of the tools and techniques available in a heroic effort to save as many men as possible and aid the Union or Confederate causes. A new exhibit on display in the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions hopes to give a voice to the overlooked healthcare professionals of the Civil War.
Portraits in Civil War Medicine features three Ohio healthcare professionals who served the Union Army: Dr. Daniel S. Young, Benjamin Lisle Askue, Jr., and Dr. Henry Archer Langdon.
This exhibit, presented by the Winkler Center and the Heritage Village Museum, will run from August 19, 2009 to October 31, 2009. The exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Because meetings are occasionally scheduled at the center, visitors are advised to call 513-558-5120 prior to their visit to ensure that the center is not occupied.