New Haven's Civil War Hospital: A History of Knight U.S. General Hospital, 1862-1865

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As the Civil War's toll mounted, an antiquated medical system faced a deluge of sick and wounded soldiers. In response, the United States created a national care system primarily funded and regulated by the federal government. When New Haven, Connecticut, was chosen as the site for a new military hospital, Pliny Adams Jewett, next in line to become chief of surgery at Yale, sacrificed his private practice and eventually his future in New Haven to serve as chief of staff of the new thousand-bed Knight U.S. General...

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New Haven's Civil War Hospital: A History of Knight U.S. General Hospital, 1862-1865

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Overview

As the Civil War's toll mounted, an antiquated medical system faced a deluge of sick and wounded soldiers. In response, the United States created a national care system primarily funded and regulated by the federal government. When New Haven, Connecticut, was chosen as the site for a new military hospital, Pliny Adams Jewett, next in line to become chief of surgery at Yale, sacrificed his private practice and eventually his future in New Haven to serve as chief of staff of the new thousand-bed Knight U.S. General Hospital. The "War Governor," William Buckingham, personally financed hospital construction while supporting needy soldiers and their families. He appointed state agents to scour battlefields and hospitals to ensure his state's soldiers got the best care while encouraging their transfer to the hospital in New Haven. This history of the hospital's construction and operation during the war discusses the state of medicine at the time as well as the administrative side of providing care to sick and wounded soldiers.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Civil War Medicine
gives the reader an excellent insight into the trails and tribulations of creating a national health care system on the local level and is highly recommended
Connecticut Medicine
"there is much excellent research on the medicine of the time. There is a superb bibliography that would be an excellent resource for scholars of the era. All Civil War historians have much to thank Dr. Ira Spar for his superb scholarship and interesting story of the Knight US General Hospital in New Haven. This excellent book can make Civil War enthusiasts of us all."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786476824
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/7/2013
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 1,027,582
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ira Spar, M.D. is a member of the Hartford Medical Society, the Hartford Civil War Round table, and the Society of Civil War Surgeons. He served two years of active duty in the U.S. Army including battalion surgeon in the Republic of South Vietnam 1969-1971 and has spent his medical career dealing with trauma as an orthopedic and hand surgeon. He lives in Farmington, Connecticut.

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