Learn more about medicine in the wars that defined America.
"Medicine has Scarcely Entered its Threshold": Medicine in the 1700s
Find out just how advanced, or not advanced, medicine was in the 18th century.
Common Diseases of the 18th and 19th Century
In an age before modern medicine, getting sick from disease was a scary but normal part of life. There were several common illnesses that were found...
Camp Letterman at Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. The result was a total of more than 51,000 combined casualties. About 14,000...
Dorothea Lynde Dix
Dorothea Lynde Dix was born on April 4, 1802, in Hampden, Maine. As a young child, Dorothea moved to Worchester, Massachusetts, to live with her...
The Story of James E. Hanger: Amputee Turned Entrepreneur
Learn about James Hanger and his legacy.