Learn more about medicine in the wars that defined America.

Civil War  |  Article

A Fight for Life or Death

In the nation’s bloodiest conflict, there were two wars at play — the one between Union and Confederate forces and the other pitting life against...
Civil War  |  Biography

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...
Civil War  |  Article

The Christian Commission at Gettysburg

The aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg was horrible beyond belief. Thousands of grievously wounded soldiers lay strewn across the fields or...
Civil War  |  Biography

Dr. Hunter H. McGuire

Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire was born on October 11, 1835, in Winchester, Virginia. One of seven children, McGuire’s family was a prominent medical...