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Civility on Trial: Nurses, Surgeons, and Medical Extremity in Civil War Hospitals | History of Medicine Lecture | Thurs., Oct. 27, 5:30pm

Jane E. Schultz, Professor of English & Medical Humanitites, IUPUI
Jane E. Schultz, Professor of English & Medical Humanitites, IUPUI

“Civility on Trial” considers the clash of expectations that confronted surgeons and relief workers in military hospitals during the Civil War.

This lecture will be held on Thursday, October 27 at 5:30pm in 2117 MERF.
MERF is located at 375 Newton Road, Iowa City.

The spectacle of death that gripped the public imagination raised physicians’ professional status and brought medicine to the center of a cultural dialogue once reserved for the clergy, but did little to raise the prospects of nurses and other subordinate health workers.

Professor Schultz is the nation’s foremost historian of Civil War nurses and female hospital workers.  She has published books and articles on how gender and race shaped women’s Civil War experiences, medical humanities, and Civil War medicine and literature.

This lecture is sponsored by The History of Medicine Society and Iowa Women’s Archives.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.