Civil War Medicine

Civil War Medicine

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by C. Keith Wilbur
     
 

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The Civil War created both crises and opportunities never before imagined by the medical professional. Doctors of the time were not prepared to deal with the staggering number and nature of wounds inflicted. And often, absolute necessity mothered many inventions, from new surgical instruments to the logistics of providing ambulance service on the battlefield. The

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The Civil War created both crises and opportunities never before imagined by the medical professional. Doctors of the time were not prepared to deal with the staggering number and nature of wounds inflicted. And often, absolute necessity mothered many inventions, from new surgical instruments to the logistics of providing ambulance service on the battlefield. The brutal reality of the war pushed doctors to a new level of medical and surgical knowledge. In Civil War medicine 1861-1865, Dr. C. Keith Wilbur takes you on a detailed and fascinating tour through the medical history of this bloody and devastating war. Hundreds of illustrations, combined with well-researched and engaging text, tell the tale of the challenges presented to physicians with each new battle and the often-heroic ways those challenges were met. Discover and learn: how outmoded theories hobbled doctors in the field; the stories of the women who first entered a 'man's army' as nurses; the details about the field hospitals, from the different kinds of bandages used to the diseases and wounds the doctors treated; and details of the day's surgical practices, medications, and anesthesia (or lack thereof).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762703418
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Series:
Illustrated Living History Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
619,610
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 11.07(h) x 0.44(d)

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Civil War Medicine 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MikeMcGNY More than 1 year ago
I had only one other book on Civl War medicine and this one only added more to my civil war library. It was nicely done.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have no clue how they managed to put so much in so few pages. It takes only a day to read but gives rather better information upon more subjects then the rest of my colection. It is not overly deap but it is the clearest book on the subject