Medical Museum Lecture Series

Homer, Whitman, Alcott—American Civil War Medicine in 19th Century Art and Literature

2024 August Lecture
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In person at NMHM
Sunday, August 18, 2024, 2 p.m.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

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Three giants of 19th century American art and literature witnessed Civil War medicine firsthand and portrayed it in their works. Join NMHM volunteer docent Elizabeth Tebow as she discusses the paintings, poems, and essays of Winslow Homer, Walt Whitman and Louisa May Alcott that depict their experiences with Civil War medicine. The perspectives of these three artists provide valuable insight into an important period in the evolution of military medicine in American history.


FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.


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