Category Archives: Medicine

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

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 … 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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