Years of Change and Suffering: Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine

Introducing new primary source material from experts in the field, this thoughtful and detailed discussion covers the battlefields, hospitals, and laboratories of the Civil War period while also considering the effects of the war on the mental and physical health of veterans many years later Turning conventional wisdom on its head, this collection discusses the advances mIntroducing new primary source material from experts in the field, this thoughtful and detailed discussion covers the battlefields, hospitals, and laboratories of the Civil War period while also considering the effects of the war on the mental and physical health of veterans many years later Turning conventional wisdom on its head, this collection discusses the advances made in the understanding and treatment of diseases and wounds to the nervous system by the end of the war along with the new surgical techniques that were used to treat battlefield injuries once thought to be fatal Topics also discussed include how the Confederate army marshaled a wide array of resources, including plants from its rich fields and forests, to furnish its physicians with medicines needed to treat patients and how each year of the war saw improved survival and better recovery as surgeons learned how to treat destructive injuries of the kidneys, bladder, urethra, and genitals injuries previously thought to be fatal Perfect for Civil War enthusiasts, professional historians, medical professionals, or medical journals, this serious look at Civil War medicine is designed for a popular audience but filled with enough extensive research to be used in a classroom.
Years of Change and Suffering Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine Introducing new primary source material from experts in the field this thoughtful and detailed discussion covers the battlefields hospitals and laboratories of the Civil War period while also consi

  • Title: Years of Change and Suffering: Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine
  • Author: James M. Schmidt Guy R. Hasegawa
  • ISBN: 9781889020365
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Years of Change and Suffering: Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine”

    1. Excellent essays on Civil War medicine! Lots of great references for further reading/study. Highly recommended!!

    2. Years of Change and Suffering is a collection of essays concerning views of Civil War Medicine.Three of the eight essays were my favorites, “A Multiplicity of Ingenious Articles" by James M. Schmidt, "The Firm" by D. J. Canale.M.D F.A.C.S. and "Haunted Minds" by Judith Anderson, Ph.D. I thought that the illustrations and photos in the book, including the ones on the back and cover were an excellent addition.As I read the book, I learned more about the true situation of the medical care in the [...]

    3. A pretty remarkable story about medicine during a war where over 50% of the soldiers died from disease and amputations were the standard procedure for any Minie ball wound to the limbs. Note the Minie bal was a soft lead ball which upon impact acted exactly as the modern hollowpoint bulet ; an immediate mushroom which destroyed the limb. Although much maligned by historians and personal accounts, battlefield medicine took some big strides in the war.For example, battlefield ambulances, artificia [...]

    4. pretty good, mostly stuff i've read before, but i enjoyed "the privates were shot" (not only because that's one hell of a pun) the most. skip what you don't like and it's a great book.

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