New Duke exhibit, lecture highlight Civil War medicine

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 02:45 PM

A new exhibit, called "Civil War Medicine," is on display in the Duke University Medical Center Library on Searle Drive.

The exhibit, which runs until September, features rare books, medical instruments, artifacts and historic images and documents from the Rubenstein Library.

The medical center library also is hosting a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine that highlights contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital staff during the Civil War. That exhibit will be on the second level of the library until July 19.

The library is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

On Wednesday, June 18, Duke history of medicine professor Margaret Humphreys will speak at noon on "Finding Dr. Harris: An African American Surgeon in the U.S. Civil War." It'll be in the reading room on the library's first level.