Together, We Remember

15 February 2013 - 2:36pm by Lynn Sette

Stop in the library to see Together, We Remember, an exhibit to commemorate Black History Month prepared by the Student Medical Association.  This special exhibit examines how slaves became health care workers, covering slave medicine to the established Contraband Hospital:

  1. Slave Medicine focuses on how slaves would tend to their own medical issues using many herbal remedies that have influences from many different parts of Africa.
  2. The transition to the Contraband Hospital and the creation of the first several houses where "contraband" (i.e. slaves that either escaped or were freed in the chaos of the war) were treated for medical issues. The focus is on the Elisha Miller house in Alexandria which was one of the first such medical places built by the union army to treat the "contraband".
  3. The Contraband Hospital and the people that had an important role in the hospital including the various African American surgeons that staffed the hospital.