Princeton University Library Catalog

Civil War medicine : challenges and triumphs / Alfred Jay Bollet.

Author:
Bollet, Alfred J. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Tucson, Ariz. : Galen Press, c2002.
Description:
xviii, 489 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-475) and index.
Contents:
The evolution of battlefield surgery during the Civil War -- In the beginning: III-prepared and overwhelmed -- Sects and science: Civil War medicine in context -- Civil War surgery: desperate measures for desperate wounds -- "Thank God for Jonathan Letterman": field surgeons, field hospitals, and ambulances -- Amputations and excisions: "experience teaches" -- Learning to treat wounds: the surgeons, the operations, and the results -- Wound infections: laudable and not-so-laudable pus -- Civil War hospitals -- Treating disease: questionable drugs and "heroic" therapies -- Epidemic diseases in recruits -- Nature's scourges: epidemic diseases on parade -- Disease among the troops: real, imagined, and imitated -- Scurvy and other "dietic diseases": desiccated vegetables and deteriorating health -- Chronic diarrhea: it takes good guts to be a good soldier -- Prison camps: the most appalling story -- Women of the Civil War: soldiers, sisters, and socialites -- Re-evaluating Civil War medical care: shattering the myths.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 1883620082 (hc)
  • 9781883620080 (hc)
  • 1883620031 (sc)
  • 9781883620035 (sc)
  • 1883620023
  • 9781883620028
LCCN:
99089509
OCLC:
43050282
RCP:
C - S