Thursday, March 25, 2010
National Civil War Medicine Museum
From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_Civil_War_Medicine
"The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is a U.S. historic education institution located in Frederick, Maryland. Its focus involves the medical, surgical and nursing practices during the American Civil War (1861-1865).
The 7,000 square-foot museum consists of five immersion exhibits that recreate aspects of Civil War medical issues: life in an army camp, evacuation of the wounded from the battlefront, a field dressing station, a field hospital and a military hospital ward. The exhibits incorporate surviving tools and equipment from the war, including the only known surviving Civil War surgeon’s tent, surgical kits, and items pertaining to veterinary medicine.
In 2006, the museum, in cooperation with the U.S. National Park Service, began operating the Pry House Field Hospital Museum at the Antietam National Battlefield. The same year, the museum made its first foray into book publishing with the release of Robert G. Slawson’s Prologue to Change: African Americans in Medicine in the Civil War Era. The museum is also the organizer for an annual national conference on Civil War-era medicine."
Address: 48 East Patrick StreetFrederick, MD 21705
Phone: (301) 695-1864
Frederick Hours: Monday — Saturday 10am — 5pm, Sunday 11am — 5pm
Model created by drobbins of 3D Services. See it in Google Earth here.