Bite The Bullet: Myths And Realities In Civil War Medicine Lecture Is Oct. 2

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Dr. Anthony Hodges
Dr. Anthony Hodges

Friends of Moccasin Bend will host Bite the Bullet: Myths and Realities in Civil War Medicine, on Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.

This talk is the second event in the 12th Annual Fall Lecture Series, sponsored by Greg A. Vital. In keeping with this year's "place-based" approach to learning, the setting will be the grounds of Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, at 400 Garden Road. Guests are welcome to arrive early and explore Reflection Riding before the lecture, on their own or with a guided tour. The schedule of activities is as follows: 

5:30 p.m. Gate opens and light refreshments served
6:00 p.m. Option to join a 30-minute guided tour and discussion of Civil War activity around Reflection Riding, led by NPS Chief Historian Jim Ogden
7 p.m. "Bite the Bullet:" Myths and Realities in Civil War Medicine by Dr. Anthony Hodges 

Now in its 12th year, the Friends of Moccasin Bend's Annual Fall Lecture Series continues with an overview of techniques used by military physicians in the 19th century to treat wounds and disease during the War Between the States. Dr. Anthony Hodges will use original medical instruments to illustrate medical and surgical treatments used by the Union and Confederate military, those treatments’ results, and how Civil War methods contrast with modern military medical techniques. Additionally, he will explore Chattanooga’s history as a hospital and treatment center for both the Confederate and Union armies. Dr. Hodges is the President of the Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park and the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association. He's spent decades collecting artifacts and studying the Civil War, and served as a National Park Service living historian. 

Visit the website for more information on the 12th Annual Fall Lecture Series and details of the third lecture, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 6, at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.

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