"Civil War Medicine: What Went Right" A lecture and slideshow by Carole Adrienne
"Civil War Medicine: What Went Right"
A lecture and slideshow by Carole Adrienne
Carole Adrienne is the Producer/Writer of "Civil War Medicine: The Documentary Series", in four one-hour episodes. It is now in production and will air on PBS.
Carole is an experienced researcher and writer who has worked with primary source documents and specialists from more than 50 American institutions and organizations to create these documentary scripts. The new series features more than 3,000 rare, beautiful and emotional images. "Civil War Medicine" is sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a 501(c)(3) institution.
The American Civil War marked the violent birth of modern medicine. Advancements in weaponry created carnage on a scale never before seen in this country. Medicine had long been regarded as an art, not a science. In 1860, fewer than 300 physicians in America had probably witnessed surgery or gunshot wounds. One million casualties would rapidly change the learning curve. In a hideous irony, most victims died of infection or disease during the exact period when European doctors Lister and Pasteur were proving their theories of germs and sepsis.
This presentation is approximately 40-45 minutes long. It is a lecture/slideshow, followed by the 5-minute trailer for "Civil War Medicine: The Documentary Series". Audiences have included the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Union League of Philadelphia, Brandywine Civil War Roundtable, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center and the Society of Civil War Surgeons.
- Friday, March 22, 2019
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Middletown Free Library
- Community Room
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