D.C. Mondays: Healing Civil War Veterans in New York and Washington, D.C.
Monday, March 15th
Whether it is called shell shock, soldier's heart or PTSD, the devastation that war leaves in its wake is present throughout history. During the Civil War, soldiers and healthcare workers alike experienced symptoms such as depression, anxiety, rapid pulse and cardiac complications. After the war, medical establishments in New York and Washington, D.C., arose to heal veterans physically and mentally. Author Heather Butts recounts the heroism of those who fought, healed and suffered long after the war ended.
About Heather M. Butts
Heather M. Butts is an assistant professor in the Department of Healthcare and Public Administration at LIU Post. She is also director of the LIU Post Honors College. She has held appointments as an adjunct professor in health law and bioethics at St. John’s School of Law and Columbia University School of Public Health. Butts received her bachelor’s from Princeton University, where she was a history major concentrating in American and African-American Studies. She received her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, her master’s in public health from Harvard University and her master’s in education from Columbia University’s Teachers College.
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