Civil War Medicine Museum Promotes ‘Mercy Street' Series

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick is promoting the PBS television series "Mercy Street" after playing a consulting role in the show's production.

The museum is holding the first viewing party Thursday at the Frederick Visitor Center.

The fictional series portrays a Union Army hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. Museum Executive Director David Price says the museum helped ensure that medical procedures depicted in the show were accurate.

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Price says the museum will hold a viewing party and discussion on the Thursday after each episode airs.

The six-part series airs on Sunday nights. It began last Sunday.

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