To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and the more than three million soldiers who fought in the war, the exhibit Life and Limb explores the experiences of disabled veterans and their role as symbols of the fractured nation.
Hundreds of thousands were permanently disabled by battlefield injuries or surgery, which saved lives by sacrificing limbs. these men served as a stark reminder of the costs of the conflict long after the war had ended.
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) Exhibit Website
- NLM Lesson Plans & Activities
- Amputation Presentation
Hours for the exhibit are as follows:
February 11 - March 23
- Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m
- Saturday, 12 - 6 p.m.
- Sunday, 2 - 10 p.m.
Additional Information or Questions
Please contact the WVSOM Library at (304) 647-6261 for additional information or questions about the exhibit.
This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health