Learn About Civil War Medicine at the Smoky Hill Museum
During the harsh, stark and often bloody reality of the Civil War, field hospitals and surgeons did their best to stop disease and mend broken and bullet-ridden bodies. However, their best efforts could only go so far, with the poor, unsanitary conditions and the archaic state of medicine. Join Dr. Michael Monaco as he discusses the medical practices of the Civil War and shares a display of medical equipment. Dr. Monaco is an avid Civil War reenactor, husband and father, physician, clinical professor at UMKC School of Medicine and an NFL team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs.
This free presentation will be offered at the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, October 3, from 5:30-6:30 pm. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday 12-5, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. Also, be sure to stop by the Museum Store for a wide variety of regional and Kansas products, local artwork and gifts for all ages.