HISTORY OF NURSING IN CIVIL WAR COMES ALIVE NOV. 21 IN LEMON GROVE

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By Helen Ofield, Lemon Grove Historical Society President

November 16, 2016 (Lemon Grove) -- When Donna Vitale Lupinacci recounted in stirring fashion the rise of nursing during the American Civil War (1860-65), audience members not only were riveted by the story's drama and realism, they demanded an encore.

LGHS isn't one to let you down. The encore presentation by master nurse Lupinacci is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. in the Rosemary Putnam Community Room of the Lemon Grove Library, 3001 School Lane. We are grateful to head librarian Elizabeth Vagani and her team for making this possible. Please plan to attend.

In words and pictures, you'll learn how the new medical profession of nursing got its start at the hands of inexperienced, but gutsy, women who endured the filth, disease, primitive techniques, lack of supplies and equipment, and sheer hell of battlefield "medicine." And, you'll be surprised to learn who they were.

The "History Alive" series is always free and, unless otherwise indicated, suitable for ages 18 and over.  This signature series of the Lemon Grove Historical Society was launched nearly 40 years ago to promote lifelong learning. Information: 619-460-4353.