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The Resource Gangrene and glory : medical care during the American Civil War, Frank R. Freemon

Gangrene and glory : medical care during the American Civil War, Frank R. Freemon

Label
Gangrene and glory : medical care during the American Civil War
Title
Gangrene and glory
Title remainder
medical care during the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Frank R. Freemon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • If this book fulfills its mission, the reader will see the same gore and smell the same putrefaction as did the doctors in blue and gray
  • This study delivers its message a hundred times: the American Civil War involved suffering. The degree of suffering overwhelmed all military glory. The exhilaration of battle dissipated under the load of fever, diarrhea, maggots, blood, dysentery, pain, pus, and putrefaction. It is the story of imperfect human beings, struggling to save lives and support their armies, fighting the enemy, fighting their superiors, and fighting against strange afflictions that defied their understanding. The book offers the hypothesis that Northern medicine was superior to Southern, that medical care made a difference in the outcome of some battles and campaigns, and that the Northern military medical system played a role in the ultimate Northern victory
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freemon, Frank R.
Dewey number
973.7/75
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E621
LC item number
.F84 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
E 621
NLM item number
F855g 1998
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine, Military
  • United States
  • American Civil War
  • Military Medicine
  • Military Medicine
  • Warfare
  • History, 19th Century
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Gangrene and glory : medical care during the American Civil War, Frank R. Freemon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and indexes.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1. American medicine in the 1850s -- Ch. 2. Creating Confederate medicine -- Ch. 3. Lincoln finds a Surgeon General -- Ch. 4. Maggots and minie b́alls -- Ch. 5. The introduction of women nurses -- Ch. 6. Union hospital ships along the western rivers -- Ch. 7. The beginnings of the Letterman system -- Ch. 8. Confederate medicine organizing -- Ch. 9. Northern medicine organized -- Ch. 10. Medicine at sea -- Ch. 11. Stonewall Jackson struck by friendly fire -- Ch. 12. "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" -- Ch. 13. Northern versus Southern medicine at Vicksburg
  • Ch. 14. Confederate medicine deteriorating -- Ch. 15. Union enclaves along the Confederate coast -- Ch. 16. The trial of William Hammond -- Ch. 17. Confederate medical support during the Atlanta campaign -- Ch. 18. Preparing for the final Union campaigns -- Ch. 19. Union medical support for the decisive campaigns of 1864 -- Ch. 20. The last full measure of devotion -- Ch. 21. Aftermath -- Ch. 22. The American Civil War as a biological phenomenon -- Ch. 23. Comparing Northern to Southern medical care -- Ch. 24. Did medical care make a difference?
Control code
37910785
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780838637531
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97042816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Gangrene and glory : medical care during the American Civil War, Frank R. Freemon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and indexes.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1. American medicine in the 1850s -- Ch. 2. Creating Confederate medicine -- Ch. 3. Lincoln finds a Surgeon General -- Ch. 4. Maggots and minie b́alls -- Ch. 5. The introduction of women nurses -- Ch. 6. Union hospital ships along the western rivers -- Ch. 7. The beginnings of the Letterman system -- Ch. 8. Confederate medicine organizing -- Ch. 9. Northern medicine organized -- Ch. 10. Medicine at sea -- Ch. 11. Stonewall Jackson struck by friendly fire -- Ch. 12. "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" -- Ch. 13. Northern versus Southern medicine at Vicksburg
  • Ch. 14. Confederate medicine deteriorating -- Ch. 15. Union enclaves along the Confederate coast -- Ch. 16. The trial of William Hammond -- Ch. 17. Confederate medical support during the Atlanta campaign -- Ch. 18. Preparing for the final Union campaigns -- Ch. 19. Union medical support for the decisive campaigns of 1864 -- Ch. 20. The last full measure of devotion -- Ch. 21. Aftermath -- Ch. 22. The American Civil War as a biological phenomenon -- Ch. 23. Comparing Northern to Southern medical care -- Ch. 24. Did medical care make a difference?
Control code
37910785
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780838637531
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97042816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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