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Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army In The Civil War

Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army In The Civil War

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Similar in scope to H. H. Cunningham's Doctors in Gray, George Worthington Adams' Doctors in Blue, originally published more than forty years ago and now available for the first time in paperback, remains the definitive work on the medical history of the Union army. Adams calculates that 300,000 Union soldiers lost their lives during the war. Confederate attacks account for only a third of these deaths, disease for the rest. In addition, there were a startling 400,000 wounded or injured and almost 6,000,000 cases of illness. Undoubtedly, behind the sickness and mortality statistics of the Civil War lie ignorance and inefficiency. But Doctors in Blue reveals the earnestness, cooperative spirit, and great scientific strides of the period as well. Publisher: LSU Press. Paperback, 253 Pages. Measures 8.5"x5"x0.5" . Weighs 11.9 oz.
Doctors in Gray The Confederate Medical Service

Doctors in Gray The Confederate Medical Service

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H. H. Cunningham's Doctors in Gray remains the definitive work on the medical history of the Confederate army. Drawing on a prodigious array of sources, Cunningham paints as complete a picture as possible of the daunting task facing those charged with caring for the war's wounded and sick. Of the estimated 600,000 Confederate troops, Cunningham claims that 200,000 died either from battle wounds or from illness--the majority, surprisingly, from illness. Despite these grim statistics, Confederate medical personnel frequently performed heroically under the most primitive of circumstances and made imaginative use of limited resources. Cunningham provides detailed information on the administration of the Confederate Medical Department, the establishment and organization of Confederate hospitals, the experiences of medical officers in the field, the manufacture and procurement of supplies, the causes and treatment of diseases, and the beginning of modern surgical practices. Publisher: LSU Press. Paperback, 339 Pages. Measures 9"x6"x0.75" . Weighs 1 lb 1.8 oz. 
Faces of Civil War Nurses

Faces of Civil War Nurses

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A collection of rare archival images and biographical sketches of the dauntless women who served as nurses and caregivers during the Civil War. During the American Civil War, women on both sides of the conflict, radiating patriotic fervor equal to their male counterparts, contributed to the war effort in countless ways: forming charitable societies, becoming nurses, or even marching off to war as vivandières, unofficial attachés to the regiments. In Faces of Civil War Nurses, Ronald S. Coddington turns his attention to the experiences of 77 women of all ages and walks of life who provided care during the war as nurses, aid workers, and vivandières. Their personal narratives are as unique as fingerprints: each provides a distinct entry point into the larger social history of the brutal and bloody conflict. Coddington tells these determined women's stories through letters, diaries, pension files, and newspaper and government reports. Using identified tintypes and cartes de visite of women on both sides of the war, many of them never before published, Coddington uncovers the personal histories of each intrepid individual. Following their postwar stories, he also explains how the bonds they formed continued long after the cessation of hostilities. The fifth volume in Coddington's series on Civil War soldiers, this captivating microhistory will appeal to anyone with an interest in the Civil War, women's studies, social history, nursing, or photography. Praise for Ronald Coddington's Faces Series "An engaging look at a neglected part of the history of the American Civil War."--Booklist "Coddington has hit upon a unique and fascinating niche in the seemingly endless march of Civil War books."--C&RL News "A lavishly produced visual record of southern Civil War soldiers . . . will appeal to serious photography enthusiasts and collectors, as well as those readers captivated by the personal stories of Civil War soldiers."--Civil War Books and Authors "Coddington's prose is as unpretentious as the faces he shares, yet authoritative. It resurrects details that broaden our understanding of those sad times and sheds valuable light on the shape of modern culture."--Atlanta Constitution "Even at a distance of over a hundred years, the faces staring out of these pages create an undeniable emotional connection with the reader. This book is highly recommended."--H-CivWar, H-Net Reviews "A fascinating window into the war's impact on the individual soldier . . . well researched and engagingly written. Any teacher of the Civil War would do well to consult this volume and incorporate some of the captivating tales into lectures and readings."--Journal of Military History Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press. Hardback, 424 Pages. Measures 8.75"x5.75"x1" . Weighs 1 lb 12.1 oz.
Hospital Life in the Army of the Potomac

Hospital Life in the Army of the Potomac

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From the preface: "The manuscript was written to preserve, for the writer's own satisfaction, a record of a valuable personal experience. As it grew under his hand, old memories were quickened, old comnpanionships seemed to be renewed, former scenes were revived, and the splendid examples of heroism which were daily and hourly witnessed kindled an impulse which has resulted in this work." Publisher: Applewood Books. Paperback, 199 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.5". Weighs 10.7 oz. 
In Hospital and Camp: The Civil War Through the Eyes of Doctors and Nurses

In Hospital and Camp: The Civil War Through the Eyes of Doctors and Nurses

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This anthology tells the fascinating story of how medicine was practiced in military hospitals and in the field during the Civil War. Includes first-person accounts by Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman. Publisher: Stackpole Books. Paperback, 166 pages. Measures 5.5" x 8.25" x 0.5". Weighs 8.5 oz.
Kate: The Journal of a Confederate Nurse

Kate: The Journal of a Confederate Nurse

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Scottish-born, Alabama-bred Kate Cumming was one of the first women to offer her services for the care of the South's wounded soldiers. Her detailed journal, first published in 1866, provides a riveting look behind the lines of Civil War action in depicting civilian attitudes, army medical practices, and the administrative workings of the Confederate hospital system. Publisher: Lousiana State University Press. Paperback, 322. Measures 8.9"x5.8"x0.75" . Weighs 1 lb 0.7 oz.
Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment Vol 2

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment Vol 2

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Publisher: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company . Paperback, 96 Pages. Measures 11"x8.5"x0.25". Weighs 12.8 oz.
Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment Vol 3

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment Vol 3

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Publisher: Pictorial Histories Publishing Company. Paperback, 128 Pages. Measures 11"x8.5"x0.25" . Weighs 1lb 1.8 oz
Turn Backward, O Time The Civil War Diary of Amanda Shelton

Turn Backward, O Time The Civil War Diary of Amanda Shelton

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A remarkable story of Amanda's service as a nurse for the Union on the frontlines of the Civil War in 1864, where she battled for her career amidst wounded and dying soldiers. Working alongside a band of nurses of the Special Diet Kitchens, her accomplishments laid the foundation for the value of individualised care - a core concept in nursing. Author: Kathleen S. Hanson. Publisher: Edinborough Press. Paperback, 148 Pages. Measures 8.5"x6.8"x0.5" . Weighs 7.6 oz.
Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America

Women at the Front: Hospital Workers in Civil War America

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As many as 20,000 women worked in Union and Confederate hospitals during America's bloodiest war. Black and white, and from various social classes, these women served as nurses, administrators, matrons, seamstresses, cooks, laundresses, and custodial workers. Jane E. Schultz provides the first full history of these female relief workers, showing how the domestic and military arenas merged in Civil War America, blurring the line between homefront and battlefront. Schultz uses government records, private manuscripts, and published sources by and about women hospital workers, some of whom are familiar--such as Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Louisa May Alcott, and Sojourner Truth--but most of whom are not well-known. Examining the lives and legacies of these women, Schultz considers who they were, how they became involved in wartime hospital work, how they adjusted to it, and how they challenged it. She demonstrates that class, race, and gender roles linked female workers with soldiers, both black and white, but became sites of conflict between the women and doctors and even among themselves. Schultz also explores the women's postwar lives--their professional and domestic choices, their pursuit of pensions, and their memorials to the war in published narratives. Surprisingly few parlayed their war experience into postwar medical work, and their extremely varied postwar experiences, Schultz argues, defy any simple narrative of pre-professionalism, triumphalism, or conciliation. As many as 20,000 women worked in Union and Confederate hospitals during America's bloodiest war. Black and white, and from various social classes, these women served as nurses, administrators, matrons, seamstresses, cooks, laundresses, and custodial workers. Jane Schultz provides the first full history of these female relief workers, showing how the domestic and military arenas merged in Civil War America, blurring the line between homefront and battlefront. Examining the lives and legacies of Dorothea Dix, Clara Barton, Susie King Taylor, and others, Schultz demonstrates that class, race, and gender roles linked female workers with soldiers, both black and white. These same factors also stoked conflict between the hospital women and doctors and even among the women themselves. Publisher: University of North Carolina Press. Paperback, 376 Pages. Measures 8.8"x6"x0.75" . Weighs 1 lb 2.4 oz.