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Last week to see the Civil War Exhibit

The exhibit "Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine" was developed by the the U.S. National Library of Medicine. As a traveling exhibit, the exhibit is being hosted by Union University's library until December 12th. A video has been developed by the library's creative projects coordinator, Paul Sorrell, to promote and inform people about the exhibit.

The exhibit features a lesser known part of American history -- the contribution of African Americans to the delivery of health care during the Civil War. The exhibit will be located inside the library's entrance. Additional display cases will feature both Civil War era artifacts and assorted medical antiquities on loan from Jackson's Carnegie Center for the Arts and History, the Brooks Shaw Collection from the Old Country Store and the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

The exhibit is available for viewing whenever the library is open for service. Library hours are posted on the library's home page.

A new research guide has been developed to accompany the exhibit, "Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine." The abbreviated name for new guide is Civil War Medicine and it provides links to information about the National Library of Medicine's exhibit. The Civil War Medicine guide also provides access to many print and digital collections focusing on Civil War history and the contributions of African Americans to health care during this historical period. Resources available at Union University are also highlighted.

To ask questions or obtain information about the exhibit, contact Melissa Moore, Union's public services librarian, by emailing her at mmoore@uu.edu or call her at (731) 661-5410.

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