Name:

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Type:
Museum
Address:
48 East Patrick Street, P.O. Box 470
Frederick, Maryland 21701
United States
Contact:
George Wunderlich, Executive Director
Telephone:
301-695-1864
Telephone:
1 301-695-1864
Fax: 301-695-6823
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Abstract:

Dedicated to telling the medical story of the Civil War – a story of care and healing, courage and devotion amidst the death and destruction of America’s bloodiest war. It is also a story of major advances that have had a lasting impact on modern medicine.

The NMCWM has nearly 10,000 square feet of exhibit space on two floors, divided into nine spacious galleries. The galleries feature life-like displays depicting medically-related scenes, display cases housing a collection of over 1,500 original artifacts, and information panels discussing various aspects of Civil War medicine.

Holdings:

Extensive collection of books related to Civil War Medicine.

Subject Strengths:
History of Medicine; History of Military/Naval Medicine
Last Updated:
29 Jun 2010