Lecture: Medical Heroism in Alexandria
February 1, 2016 - 7:00pm

During the Civil War, Alexandria became a Union occupied logistics and medical center. In that time, the Athenaeum was briefly employed as a Union hospital and later as the Headquarters of the Union Commissary General. Alexandria Historian Tom Schultz of DC Military Tours will discuss the heroism and challenges that Alexandria doctors and nurses experienced in ministering to the wounded, and the advances in women’s rights and medical science as a result of their efforts. $10

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