Images of Civil War Medicine: A Photographic History by Gordon E. Dammann

By Gordon E. Dammann

Dr. Alfred Bollets Civil struggle drugs: demanding situations and Triumphs gained extensive acclaim as a professional examine. Now, in collaboration with Dr. Gordon Dammann, Dr. Bollet has taken his services one step additional and pictorially illuminated this attention-grabbing bankruptcy in scientific heritage. that includes 250 infrequent archival photos, pictures of Civil warfare drugs is a complete visible encyclopedia of treatment in the course of a seminal occasion in American background. The e-book showcases the uniforms, apparatus, and individuals of a giant crew of person Civil conflict medical professionals Cartes de Visites in addition to resonant pictures of present pre-war constructions used to heal the ailing. additionally listed here are well-liked clinical educators, hospitals, stewards, and ambulances,as good as photos of surgical procedure, dentistry, nursing, and embalming. excellent for Civil battle buffs, historians, and clinical background lovers, photographs of Civil conflict medication supplies an entire review of this era's clinical realities.

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Johnston ordered the sick and wounded sent south, and the nuns went with them, ending up in Richmond. 4 The Sisters of Charity at Emmitsburg were repeatedly asked to provide nurses Illustration showing a nun at a patient’s bedside. during the course of the war. In June 1862, Federal authorities telegraphed the Order asking if any Sisters could be detailed to work in nearby “Frederick City,” Maryland. The following month, the Federal Surgeon General asked for 100 Sisters to be sent to White House, Virginia, to help during the chaos of the Peninsula campaign.

Sanitary the Peninsula campaign of 1862, when evacuation of Commission, who died during the war. S. Sanitary Commission was especially useful in the removal of wounded and sick soldiers; ships were obtained and staffed as floating hospitals. Although the ships lacked proper facilities and the absence of military discipline and organization led to considerable confusion during evacuation of the wounded, the value of hospital ships became clear. The Commission donated its hospital boats to the army, which staffed and ran them for the remainder of the war.

A key component of this new system was the establishment of field hospitals to which men could 53 I M A G E S O F C I V I L WA R M E D I C I N E be taken quickly by trained personnel and given immediate care, with the ambulances rapidly available for new patients. Field Hospitals A t the beginning of the war, regimental hospitals were established in campsites and, during battles, near the scene of action of individual regiments. Early in the war, wounded were turned away from regimental field hospitals if they were from the wrong regiment—because each regiment had only one surgeon and one assistant surgeon, regiments were often overwhelmed with their own casualties (or expected to be).

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