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National Museum of Civil War Medicine
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Apr 13, 2015 by: julia_fisher from Merrimac, Massachusetts
While in Frederick for baseball games at the Frederick Keys we took in a couple of museums. We happened to be there on Bell and History day when a bunch of museums were free. This was our first museum and it was very interesting. We had very knowledgeable tour guides but it was mostly self guided. It didn't take us lone to go through it so don't put more than an hour on the meter outside. I probably wouldn't visit again but am glad that I visited this time.
Fantastic stop in Frederick!
Apr 11, 2015 by: Christine H from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Make sure to stop by the Civil War museum here - wonderful artifacts and history. They also have a wonderful gift shop!
History of a Different Kind
Apr 08, 2015 by: roadtripper3739 from Delaware
A must visit for anyone with an interest in advancements in the medical field including establishing protocols for emergency medical treatment that are still in use today! The staff are all very knowledgeable and more than willing to spend as much time with visitors as they wish! If you thought you knew everything about the American Civil War, you can always learn a little more at this unique and very interesting museum in Historic Downtown Frederick Maryland.
Fascinating historic medicine
Apr 03, 2015 by: Lisa D from Lacey, WA
Every building in old town Frederick, MD, has historic significance. One whose significance has a future cast is the Civil War Medicine museum, as from it we learned the origins of practices that have grown and adapted into our own era. I hadn't considered the development of ambulances, combat-available prostheses, or hospitals till I saw this excellent display. Through the good foresight of a Civil War era family who saved their soldier son's correspondence we followed the young soldier's way along the battlefield and eventually home, with different letters on display in each part of the museum. We learned that a huge number of Civil War deaths weren't from injury or infection but from unrelated disease. It was all very sobering even as it informed. The Museum is appropriate for youngsters and adults; it offers opportunities to think. There was a vague suggestion of chloroform in the air the day we visited; we wondered if it was part of the overall effect of the Museum or perhaps the byproduct of recent paint touch-ups.
Mar 27, 2015 by: maryann g from Caldwell, New Jersey
Well done. Very authentic. They have a guide and some well informed volunteers. Cute gift shop. You can stay as long as you would like and there is a lot to look at for a small museum.
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