IUPUI professor helps PBS series ‘Mercy Street’ accurately portray Civil War hospital drama

Like millions of other viewers, English professor Jane Schultz couldn’t wait to watch the second season of “Mercy Street,” the PBS Civil War-era hospital drama, beginning Jan. 22. Inspired by real events in Alexandria, Virginia, and based on diaries and letters of hospital staff, the series has the ring of authority. As one of four […]

Jane Schultz helps bring historical accuracy to Mercy Street, PBS’ new Civil War drama

By Rich Schneider, IU Comunications Specialist When Jane Schultz, professor of English and medical humanities and director of literature in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, was asked to be a historical consultant for “Mercy Street,” a PBS Civil War medical drama series, she said she would think about it. “I did so, for […]