12:00 P.M. to 13: 00 P.M. -- Bldg.76 -- Museum Education Center
Bradford Stone of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine presents this interactive program which provides insight into how naval medicine was practiced during the Civil War. Audience members can assist in a simulated Sick Bay operation and learn the key medical measures a Civil War Naval Surgeon used to treat their patients. In addition, the presentation highlights how important advancements, revolutionized the practice of medicine in the U.S. on a number of fronts such as medical research, prosthetics, reconstructive surgery, nursing and hospital systems. The phenomenal progress made in medicine during the four years of the Civil War transformed American health care systems and turned the U.S. into a leading force in ushering the modern age of medicine.