Civil War Medicine: Care and Comfort of the Woundedby Robert E. Denney
"...an excellent panorama of what military and civilian medical and sanitary efforts meant to soldiers on both sides of the Civil War. His chronological presentation shows how lessons were learnedor notand how the procedures of individuals and groups and the treatment of individual patients developed. Most of the text consists of the words of those involved, which gives a feeling of personal participation; Denney provides brief, necessary introductions to set events in context and in which he describes planning for upcoming battles by surgeons stationed at every level of command, from that of an entire army down to that of the unit....The account of how hospital boats and trains were usedan aspect of the medical effort that is not widely knownis another of the best aspects of an informative and fascinating book."Booklist. 422 pages (8 in color), 20 b/w illus., 7 X 10.
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