On Display Now at Kornhauser Library, “Every Necessary Care and Attention”: George Washington and Medicine

George Washington, first president, Revolutionary War general, plantation owner and businessman, and head of household, had many different concerns and responsibilities from running his estate to ensuring the stability of a new nation. Alongside the traditional demands of political life and military leadership, Washington focused considerable attention on the health and safety of his family, staff, slaves, and troops.

“Every Necessary Care and Attention”: George Washington and Medicine explores the story of George Washington’s own health and examines the ways in which he sought to safeguard the health and wellness of those under his care. Washington’s story illuminates the broader context of the experience of illness and the practice of medicine, which during his time was transitioning from a traditional healer craft to a profession.

This exhibit will be on display at Kornhauser library beginning Monday, October 26, 2015 – December 5, 2015.

George Washington Case George Washington Overhead Display 1



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