A Civil War Surgeon’s Instrument Kit

Monday, April 24, 1:00 pm; Boardman Road Branch Library

Join us as we unravel the history behind the instruments contained in this surgeon’s case, donated to the Dutchess County Historical Society by Vassar Hospital. Learn how Civil War medical methods compare to modern practices: was battlefield medicine as grim as it seems from our perspective?

Presenters: Maryjo Russell, Vassar Brothers Hosptial, Lou Lewis, Dutchess County Historical Society, Peter Bedrossian, Purple Heart Hall of Honor, Sam Simon, MD.

Part of the series Decoding the Past: Treasures from Dutchess County, which is an examination of the discovery and “detective” process involved.  Learn now the experts turn over stones, and look for the unexpected.