The Diseased, Crippled, and Neglected: Orthopedic Medicine in Civil War New York and Beyond
January 28 at 6:30 pm
Travel back to the world of Civil War medicine, when battlefield injuries led to the birth of American orthopedics right here at Manhattan’s own Hospital for Special Surgery, now celebrating its 150th anniversary. Medical historian and orthopedic surgeon Dr. David B. Levine explores the dramatic growth of the science of treating bones and muscles—and of public health more broadly—against the tumultuous background of post-Civil War New York.
Co-sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine.
Advance reservations required.
Free for Museum members; $12 for students and seniors; $16 general public.