Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Exhibit Online: Civil War Hospital at Smithsonian Focuses on Nurse's Diary

Civil War Nursing, an online exhibition, is jointly produced by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and the National Library of Medicine. So Much Need of Service focuses upon the diary of Amanda Akin, a Civil War nurse and the photographic collection of fellow nurse, Anna Lowell.  Also included are issues of a era newspaper entitled the Armory Square Gazette that was authored, printed and distributed by the hospital's staff.   There is an interactive map with pins on the locations mentioned by Akin; included are 'then and now' picutures.  The photograph above is of the Armory Square Hospital. Here is the link to the exhibit. 

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