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Mar 08

Commemoration Through Rehabilitation

Thursday 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Overview:
World War I caused thousands of casualties and many soldiers survived devastating injuries that they would not have survived in previous wars. Join historian Allison S. Finkelstein to learn about the postwar legacy of World War I "reconstruction aides," civilian women who treated injured soliders using techniques that became the basis for modern physical and occupational therapy. After pioneering rehabiliation practices during the "Great War," these women worked to professionalize their field as they commemorated the war through their continued support of those who served in it.

Location: Main Campus, Reinsch Library Auditorium

This program is free and open to the public. It it part of a monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historial Society and Marymount University's Department of History and Politics. For more information, please visit www.arlingtonhistorialsociety.org, email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org or call: 703-892-4204.
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