Angels on the Battlefield
What if you were injured on the battlefield during the Civil War? Did you know you were more likely to die of infection rather than battle wounds?
Come find out about the role of women in medicine in the 1860s.
Dr. Bert J. (Hans) Davidson, Director of the Southern California Medical Society Museum in Riverside and practicing physician, will share his knowledge and display medical instruments used at that time. This talk coincides with the opening of the new exhibit Ladies of Lincoln’s Era on May 4 at 5 pm which runs through September 8.
The biographies of 13 women will be featured highlighting women like Dr. Mary Edwards Walker who wanted to serve her country but was unable to enlist or work as a doctor because of her gender. She was the second American woman to graduate from medical school but chose to wear male clothing to disguise herself in order to practice on the battlefield.
La Quinta Museum
77885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta, CA 92247