Continuing Education

To Bind their Wounds: Medicine in the US Civil War

Much of the popular sense of what medical care was like during the Civil War is based on what we see in Hollywood movies: wounded men told to “bite the bullet” and have a slug of whiskey as surgeons prepared to amputate. This talk will explore both the real challenges and the successes of doctors at the time.  The roles of women in caring for the wounded and ill on both sides of the conflict will also be examined.

Beth Jozwiak, associate professor, Integrated Studies

Thursday, October 5, 2023, 2:00 pm 

Lectures are open to the public and held at 2 p.m. in the Gathering Room at Cedar Crest, 1702 South River Road in Janesville. Free parking is available and registration is not required. Updates will be posted on facebook, along with live streaming, when available. Contact Kari Borne at or 262-472-1003 for further information or to request accommodations. 

Cedar Crest

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