Gangrene and Glory: Medical Care During the American Civil War

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University of Illinois Press, 1998 - History - 254 pages
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Dealing with the civil war, this title takes a close look at the battlefield doctors in whose hands rested the lives of thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers. It also examines the impact on major campaigns - Manassas, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Shiloh, Atlanta - of ignorance, understaffing, inexperience, and overcrowded hospitals.
 

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I was recommended this booklet by the staff of Antietam National Battlefield Pry House Field Hospital Museum. It is filled with amazing nuggets about Civil War medicine and its influence on the war ... Read full review

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A very interesting angle and new perspective for learning about the Civil War. This book has been my life saver for writing an essay for my IB History class on how medical care effected the overall outcome of the American Civil War. It is written intelligently and to the point where I can still understand everything easily.  

Contents

VI
19
VII
28
VIII
35
IX
41
X
51
XI
61
XII
67
XIII
77
XXIII
142
XXV
147
XXVI
160
XXVII
166
XXVIII
181
XXIX
190
XXXI
205
XXXII
214

XIV
84
XV
92
XVI
101
XVIII
107
XX
116
XXI
124
XXII
134
XXXIII
221
XXXV
229
XXXVI
230
XXXVII
235
XXXVIII
247
XXXIX
251
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