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"Real v. Reel: A Closer Look at the Medicine of ‘Mercy Street’”

  • Date: 10/27/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Historic Blenheim
    3610 Old Lee Highway
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030
  • Introduction: Looking at the PBS original series “Mercy Street”, Jake Wynn, the Program Coordinator at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, will look at what the medical drama got right and wrong about Civil War medicine.

 

Real v. Reel: A Closer Look at the Medicine of ‘Mercy Street’”

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. When watching the portrayals of Civil War medicine it can be hard to know which is which.  Rewatch some notable scenes, and separate the medical and historical basis for the drama from the "TV magic." Looking at the PBS original series “Mercy Street,” Jake Wynn, the Program Coordinator at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will look at what the medical drama got right and wrong about Civil War medicine. 

 

Free Program. Light refreshments.  Call 703.591.0560.

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