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Lessons learned from a Civil War Medicinal Herb Garden
May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm |
$5 suggested donation; Museum members are free
Find out more about the natural remedies used to treat illness during the Civil War.
Museum volunteer Greg Susla working on the Pry Garden
During the American Civil War, access to drugs and medicines became a serious issue for communities on both sides of the conflict. Instead of relying on official sources, civilians often relied on what they could scrounge or grow themselves.
On May 14 at 12:00 PM at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office, Greg Susla of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will discuss his five years of work on the re-established medicinal herb garden at the Pry House at Antietam National Battlefield. He will note the medicinal applications of the various plants grown in the garden and their uses during the 19th century.
The program beings 12:00 PM at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office, and is included with a $5 suggested donation. Museum members get in for free.
Want to learn more about the Pry House medicinal garden? READ MORE HERE
Greg Susla has been a volunteer at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine since January 2011. Greg received his pharmacy degrees from the Universities of Connecticut and Florida and completed a critical care pharmacy residency at the Ohio State University Hospitals. Greg spent the majority of his career as the ICU pharmacist at National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD and volunteered his time in the ICU at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Greg has been active in the Society of Critical Care Medicine for over 25 years serving on a number of the Society’s committees, and is a Fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Greg recently retired as the Associate Director of Medical Information at MedImmune in Gaithersburg, MD. Greg is leading the restoration of the garden and is being assisted by his wife Lisa and other staff members and volunteers at the Museum and Pry House. Greg and his wife Lisa live in Frederick, MD.