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‘Binding Wounds’ on exhibit at Mesa campus ATSU library

The ATSU library in Mesa is host of the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, December 17 through January 26, 2013.

The exhibit explores the participation and contributions of African Americans who served as medical providers—including surgeons, nurses and hospital workers—during the Civil War.

“It’s impossible today to imagine the grim reality faced by Civil War doctors and nurses, especially African American care givers,” said Mike Kronenfeld, ATSU University Librarian. “This exhibit helps to show what that medical practice was like, especially for the African Americans living in an extremely racist time and place. The exhibit also shows the environment in which A.T. Still began developing his whole person approach to medical care and his techniques of manipulative medicine.”

The exhibit is comprised of six panels with photos. Admission is free, and viewing hours are Monday, 8 am – 5 pm, Tuesday – Thursday, 8 am – 8 pm, and Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. The library is closed December 24 – January 1, 2013.



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