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Healing the Nation: Stories from the Civil War

The National Library of Medicine commemorates the anniversary of the Civil War with this collection of exhibitions and resources.

Explore the experiences of physicians, nurses, surgeons, and soldiers online.
Logo for Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War. The background features a black and white photograph of five men, each with an amputated leg, dressed in Civil War-era military uniform and holding wooden crutches.
Logo for Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine. The background featurs four contraband who served with the 13th Massachusetts Infantry. Courtesy Massachusetts Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion and the U. S. Military History Institute.
Logo for The Henkel Physicians: a family's life in letters featuring the head and shoulders left pose of a man imposed on a cloudy sky with a barren tree.
Logo for So Much Need of Service: The Diary of a Civil War Nurse featuring a head and shoulders right pose of a woman superimposed on a diary page.