2017 marked the 100-year anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Often called the Great War and the War to End All Wars because of the horrific death toll, World War I marked a major transformation in world politics, economics, and industries. As warfare technology advanced, medical techniques improved in response.
A great number of North Carolinians offered their services to the war effort, both at home and abroad. Doctors and nurses volunteered to treat the various ailments and injuries in military hospitals and on the battlefront. North Carolina & The Great War: Medical Professionals on the Western Front offers insight into the work of medical professionals in the war, highlighting the roles of both men and women.
Join us on Tuesday, February 6 from 4-6pm for the opening reception of this exhibit. Beginning at 4:30pm, local historians will discuss the war’s influence in Pitt County specifically, including stories about local doctors and the Influenza Epidemic.
Tuesday, February 6 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Laupus Library, Laupus Library—Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery (4503)
500 Health Science Dr, Greenville, NC 27834