Category Archives: Medicine

Report of first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot is found

The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale ordered brandy and water to be … Continue reading

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Exec. director of National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Md. is myth-buster, works on shows

STAN GOLDBERG  The Frederick News-Post FREDERICK, Md. — Actress Ashley Judd learned the truth about her great-great-great-grandfather from George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. She thought her ancestor had lost a leg as … Continue reading

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Pa. museum displays Civil War-era medicine

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Nothing like the sight of a bone saw to cut the romance from your Civil War dreams. After all, the last full measure of devotion takes on a new shade of meaning when you imagine a … Continue reading

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Smithsonian highlights role of Civil War nurses

Associated Press WASHINGTON — A diary kept by a Civil War nurse is the focus of a new display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. On Friday, the museum will begin telling the story of nurse Amanda Akin. … Continue reading

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