June 23rd BGS Meeting – Civil War Pharmacy

The Birmingham Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month (ex. Nov. & Dec.) in the Arrington Auditorium at the Downtown Birmingham Public Library. Guests are welcome!

Next meeting: Saturday, June 23rd at 2 p.m.; Refreshments at 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: Michael A. Flannery, Professor and Associate Director for Historical Collections at Lister Hill Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program Topic: Civil War Pharmacy: A History of Drugs, Drug Supply and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy

Details: www.birminghamgenealogy.org or BPL-Southern History Dept. at (205) 226-3665.

Dr. Flannery will discuss his 2004 novel entitled Civil War Pharmacy: A History of Drugs, Drug Supply and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy. The first book-length treatment on this topic, Civil War Pharmacy establishes the importance of pharmaceutical preparations in a context of disease ridden camps for both Union and Confederates. No respecter of persons or politics, disease and the efforts to combat it represented a ubiquitous problem for surgeons and assistant surgeon whether they wore blue or gray. Please join us for this informative program.

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