The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine

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M.E. Sharpe, Apr 1, 2008 - History - 421 pages
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The story of Civil War medicine--the staggering challenge of treating wounds and disease on both sides of the conflict--is one of the most compelling aspects of the war. Written for general readers and scholars alike, this first-of-its kind encyclopedia will help all Civil War enthusiasts to better understand this amazing medical saga.

Clearly organized, authoritative, and readable, The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine covers both traditional historical subjects and medical details. It offers clear explanations of unfamiliar medical terms, diseases, wounds, and treatments. The encyclopedia depicts notable medical personalities, generals with notorious wounds, soldiers' aid societies, medical department structure, and hospital design and function. It highlights the battles with the greatest medical significance, women's medical roles, period sanitation issues, and much more.

Presented in A-Z format with more than 200 entries, the encyclopedia treats both Union and Confederate material in a balanced way. Its many user-friendly features include a chronology, a glossary, cross-references, and a bibliography for further study.

 

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The impact of medicine on the Civil War cannot be underestimated. There are endless opportunities for research. However, the antiquated terms, jargon, and Latin abbreviations utilized by nineteenth ... Read full review

Contents

Alcohol Abuse
3
Davis Jefferson
77
Education Medical
95
Fevers
107
21
166
113
175
Historiography Medical
192
Negligence by Medical Staff
227
Surgeons Assistant
237
United States Christian
313
Vaccination Smallpox
320
Ventilation
349
Walker Mary Edwards
363
328
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