The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine

The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine

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The American Civil War is the most read about era in our history, and among its most compelling aspects is the story of Civil War medicine - the staggering challenge of treating wounds and disease on both sides of the conflict. Written for general readers and scholars alike, this first-of-its kind encyclopedia will help all Civil War enthusiasts to better understand this amazing medical saga. Clearly organized, authoritative, and readable, qThe Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicineq covers both traditional historical subjects and medical details. It offers clear explanations of unfamiliar medical terms, diseases, wounds, and treatments. The encyclopedia depicts notable medical personalities, generals with notorious wounds, soldiers' aid societies, medical department structure, and hospital design and function. It highlights the battles with the greatest medical significance, women's medical roles, period sanitation issues, and much more. Presented in A-Z format with more than 200 entries, the encyclopedia treats both Union and Confederate material in a balanced way. Its many user-friendly features include a chronology, a glossary, cross-references, and a bibliography for further study.The later stages of the disease were more obviousa€”a serious cough, chest pain, spitting up blood, fever, sweats, weight loss, and weakness. A recruit with tuberculosis symptoms would be rejected by any examining doctor who took his jobanbsp;...

Title:The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine
Author:Glenna R Schroeder-Lein
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-01-28


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