CIVIL WAR MEDICINE TO BE DISCUSSED JULY 13 AT MANSFIELD STATE HISTORIC SITE
A program on “Civil War Medicine,” is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Mansfield State Historic Site.
Using the backdrop of the museum’s hospital exhibit, park staff will paint a candid picture of what it was like to be treated by army doctors during the Civil War.
A period surgeon’s field kit will be on display and the instruments contained in it will be used to illustrate how battlefield wounds were treated. Also discussed will be the various diseases and illnesses contracted by soldiers in the field and how these aliments were addressed by doctors.
Mansfield State Historic Site is located on LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana.
Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are admitted free. For more information call 318.872.1474 locally or 888.677.6267 toll free.