Join us on Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 pm for a special program - Civil War Medicine & Battlefield Triage, a presentation on the events encountered by a wounded soldier after the battle. It conveys the experiences he would endure from leaving the battlefield, the initial medical “treatment,” surgery, medicines, recovery care, and the “dead zone.” This will be an informative, interactive, hands-on demonstration with real as well as repro medical instruments, bandages, medicines and other artifacts.
Union soldier “Gus” will help to demonstrate 19th century medical procedures, surgical instruments, bandaging wounds, and more. Photographs will show the devastating injuries many soldiers received in battle, as well as the “results” they endured the rest of their lives. There may be times when "volunteers" may be recruited from the audience to demonstrate some things as well.
The Civil War not only permanently changed the lives of men and a nation – it significantly contributed to the birth of a new era in “modern medicine!”
Presented by Sammi Lehman. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Messiah College and an M.A. in American Studies from Penn State University. She has experience in a variety of museum/historical positions at the state, county, and local levels. Mrs. Lehman previously worked as an adjunct instructor in the History Department at Messiah College.