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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Disease in the Crowded Civil War

During the Civil War the average soldier was more likely to die from diseases contracted in camp than from wounds received in battle. In order to combat camp diseases the United States Sanitary Commission called for less crowding and potable water. The women working for the USSC stepped out of their traditional roles to save lives.

Presenter: Abigail Nesbitt (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Delta College
Location: 33 Hartwell
Time: 10 am (Session I)