Michael echols buys civil war surgery books, manuals, and surgical sets. Challenges and triumphs is wellorganized, approachable to the noncivil war history buff or those lacking in a medical background, addresses both confederate as well as union history a standard failing in many civil war works. Medicine guide to civil war materials duke university. From the stench of putrefying flesh wafting through. At the beginning of the civil war, medical equipment and knowledge was. The american civil war 18611865 was a civil war in the united states of america.
However, the main point of the book is to explore the development of an american healthcare system during crisis. Civil war medicine articles american battlefield trust. The encyclopedia of civil war medicine and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. Harold ellis, emeritus professor of surgery university of london. Civil war medicine was nothing like you would expect to see in todays world. Civil war medical books for the home american civil war voices. Medicine, in world war i, made major advances in several directions.
Eleven southern slave states declared their secession from the united states and formed the confederate states of america, also known as the confederacy. Hicks and experts in civil war medicine provide context and additional information on the practice and development of medicine during the civil war, including the technology and methods available at the time, the organization of military medicine, doctorpatient interactions, and the role of women as caregivers and relief workers. How world war i revolutionized medicine the atlantic. Doctors did not understand infection, and did little to prevent it. Im looking for recommendations for books that discuss medical treatments during the civil war. Challenges and triumphs is the final word in the history of medicine in the civil war. I bought this book to prepare for giving tours of a new civil war medical exhibit at a local museum. It deserves a wide readership among advanced students, researchers, and faculty. Civil war medicine american medicine was still in a dark age. In that, margaret humpherys makes a valuable contribution to the literature of civil war medicine and the history of medicine by sharply focusing on rear echelon military healthcare. Shauna devine has diligently and tenaciously sifted out the salient parts to our eternal benefit. Medical care after the battle of gettysburg civil war. A collection of civil war era surgical manuals and medical books for the education of u.
Even some of the most basic lifesaving techniques, such as cpr, were not heard of or developed at that time. Donofrio, president of the society of civil war surgeons, inc. Generally, civil war doctors underwent two years of medical school, though some pursued more education. Civil war medical books is a site dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of medical and surgical manuals used in the civil war, especially those marked u. Keith wilbur takes you on a detailed and fascinating tour through the medical history of this bloody and devastating war. This photograph of the field hospital at the battle of savage station gives the reader a better view of the conditions of civil war medicine than can be described in words. Just civil war medicine or civil war hospital gets a lot of hits i generally choose one written by the docs that were there. Medical care during the civil war was rather primitive. The encyclopedia of civil war medicine 2012 excerpt and text search. During the period just before the civil war, a physician received minimal surgical training. Notes on the surgery of the war in the crimea, the treatment of gunshot wounds, 1862, by george macleod, m.
Served as a surgeon during the civil war with the 14th and 37th n. It was a time before antiseptics, and a time when there was no attempt to maintain sterility during surgery. The health crisis of the american civil war presents a compelling story of americans, civilian and military, struggling together to do acts of mercy and create better environments during an era of brother against brother bloodshed. These books were used in civil war medicine and contributed greatly to the medical personnel during the war. Civil war surgery and the evolution of american medicine 2005 394 pp. The medical and surgical history of the war of the. Ended the war at the confederate hospital in raleigh, n. Challenges and triumphs is wellorganized, approachable to the non civil war history buff or those lacking in a medical background, addresses both confederate as well as union history a standard failing in many civil war works. Civil war union surgical manuals and medical books. Army medical department and as listed in the surgeon generals office library catalogues of 186465. Apr 26, 2019 physician in kings mountain cleveland co.
There are also bounty land warrant claims submitted by indians who served with military forces between 1812 and 1855. Well written and detailed, this book is a must for any civil war medical enthusiast. Jul 20, 2002 dr bollet has done us a service by putting before us this fascinating account of the medicine and surgery practised in the american civil war, by clearing up many of our misconceptions, and by explaining to us the syndromes encountered in those long, bloody, and disease infested campaigns. The story of civil war medicine the staggering challenge of treating wounds and disease on both sides of the conflictis one of the most compelling aspects of the war. Gutheries commentaries on the surgery of war, notes on the surgery of the war in the crimea, the treatment of gunshot wounds, stromeyer on. National museum of civil war medicine, frederick, maryland. Civil war medical books is a site dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of medical and surgical manuals used in the civil war, especially those marked. Civil war medical books and civil war surgical sets. However, even this small sample, provides a rich resource for anyone curious about medical knowledge and beliefs during the civil war period that goes beyond battlefield surgery. Innovations on the battlefield snapshots of history book 4 by katie murphy. Civil war cartridge boxes of union infantryman by paul d.
Nurses, surgeons, and physicians rose to the challenge of healing a nation and advanced medicine into the modern age. Civil war surgeons at petersburg library of congress during the 1860s, doctors had yet to develop bacteriology and were generally ignorant of the causes of disease. The books in the collection represent the publications. Amputation in the civil war south university of georgia press, 2015. Franklin dyers the journal of a civil war surgeon edited by historian michael b. When the civil war began in april 1861, medicine was approaching what surgeon general william hammond called the end of the medical middle ages. Chiefly letters 95038 to and from tracy concerning his medical practice and experiences during the civil war, as well as that of others. Jun 14, 20 quack medicines like these became even more popular among civil war veterans after the war. For more discussion of the life of a civil war soldier, come hang out with us on fathers day. The civil war came at a time when there were very few advancements in terms of medicine and the treatment of injuries and ailments. The brutal reality of the war pushed doctors to a new level of medical and surgical knowledge. There is a surprising amount to be learned from doctors diaries, and j. This video is part of the american battlefield trusts in4 video series, which presents short videos on basic civil war topics. An excellent book for anyone interested in civil war medicine.
Use the list below to locate a specific specialist bookseller or book store near you. A collection of civil war era surgical manuals and medical books for the u. List of essential manuals, medical, and surgical books. Widely regarded as the most authoritative onevolume history of the war. Civil war union captains yale college book sailing navigation surveying, maine. This new scientific research confirms that folk medicine used in the civil war actually did fight. University of toledo libraries medicine in the civil war. In europe, the work of koch and pasteur was just beginning and american physicians had little knowledge of the cause and prevention of. The strength of civil war medicine is the interdisciplinary approach that bollet utilizes. The literature on the war is so vast you could spend a lifetime reading really good books about it. Civil war amputation tools threefourths of a surgeons time was spent amputating the limbs of wounded soldiers. For many people, this is their favorite civil war book. A reader of this excellent diary will encounter a skilled physician, a dedicated american, and an engrossing writer.
I bought this book at the pea ridge civil war battlefield near bentonville, arkansas, with the intent of using it as story material. Brintons brandy ticket holders will be treated to an exclusive tour of the national museum of civil war medicine before picking up their reserved bottle. Bollet is a licensed medical doctor, and he is able to offer rich contextual. Up to that time most practitioners had learned medicine by apprenticeship but this began to change in the early nineteenth century.
May 20, 20 these four books are examples of the types of medical books available to the public during the civil war period. This site contains graphic images and descriptions of war. Keith wilbur takes you on a detailed and fascinating tour. There exists a massive bulk of raw data relating to the medicine and surgery of the civil war era. The journal of army history an excellent book for anyone interested in civil war medicine. As the civil war began, the practice of medicine was emerging from the heroic era, with its theory of bringing a balance to the humors of the body. A copy of this text book is listed in the 1865 surgeon generals office library catalogue or the list of medical textbooks which were published during the civil war by the army medical department.
Bollet offers a well researched and well written monograph that explores the evolution of medicine throughout our most terrible national tragedy. The journal of a civil war surgeon and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle. Apr 22, 2020 civil war medicine a digital history collection. Medical books about civil war medicine and surgery. Books civil war medicine research guides at virginia.
Oct 29, 20 during the civil war, both sides were devastated by battle and disease. Notice that the wounded do not have the benefit of shelter, and are left to suffer in the sun. Golding bird, william senshouse kirkes, richard barwell, thomas watson, robert d. Michael echols buys civil war medical books,surgery manuals, and surgical sets. During the civil war, both sides were devastated by battle and disease. Though some students took an added step of apprenticing with an already practicing physician, the vast majority of doctors had little to. Medicine in the united states was woefully behind europe. Challenges and triumphs is wellorganized, approachable to the noncivil war history buff or those lacking in a medical background, addresses both confederate as well as union history a standard failing in many civil war works, and dispells many myths about the standards of civil war medical practices.
United stateshistorycivil war, 18611865health aspects united stateshistorycivil war, 18611865hospitals united stateshistorycivil war, 18611865medical care. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. I am a nurse and id like to get a better grasp of diseases and disorders that are spoken about in historical accounts i am reading. Good summary of basic information relating to civil war medicine. Good books on civil war medicine medical care american. Civil war medicine civil war academy civil war academy. Civil war surgeons, medical colleges, medical authors, military medical publications, medical textbooks, books. Hospital stewards manual, hand book of surgical operations, grays anatomy, descriptive and. The civil war a narrative by shelby foote, excellent condition, complete 9 volu. Union surgeon james dana benton witnessed firsthand the suffering and death brought about by the ghastly wounds, infections, and. No antibiotics were available, and minor wounds could easily become infected, and.
Index sorted by page or index sorted by author or index sorted by title. Physicians and health care professionals interested in medical history, particularly civil war medicine, and those without a medical background seeking a greater understanding of medical and surgical practice during the civil war. Journal articles on the civil war medicine civil war medicine websites. The following medical and surgical texts were used immediately before or during the civil war. Amputations were the chief mode of major surgery before and during the civil war. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. The civil war field hospital at the battle of savage station. The book, titled resources of the southern fields and forests, was published in 1863. Index of civil war medical book authors in echols collection. Arts, crafts, cooking and historical aids handson heritage by linda milliken, kathy rogers, et al. Journal articles on the civil war medicine civil war. Six books on the civil war these six histories of the civil war that are mustreads if you want to better understand the conflict a group of officers in culpeper, virginia reading.
The civil war and the rise of american medical science, in which she examines the civil wars impact on medicine. Army medical and hospital department, civil war medicine text books as specified by the u. Medicine would advance significantly over the next several years, but it was too late for those wounded during the civil war. Revolutionary war in 1783 and the outbreak of the american civil war in 1861. I can find the links, or point you to the sources there are quite a few books in various archives discussing how docs practiced during the war. Challenges and triumphs is wellorganized, approachable to the non civil war history buff or those lacking in a medical background, addresses both confederate as well as union history a standard failing in many civil war works, and dispells many myths about the standards of civil. 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. Clearly organized, authoritative, and readable, the. Dec 27, 2010 the top 12 civil war books ever written one great book for each month of 2011, the sesquicentennial of the war between the states. Americas civil war a segment of the real war has gotten into learning from the wounded. Civil war medicine tells the story of assistant surgeon james fulton of the 143rd penn. I had only one other book on civl war medicine and this one only added more to my civil war library.
Learning from the wounded university of north carolina press. The involvement of african americans in medicine in the civil war era is an untold chapter in our history. Video, historian george wunderlich highlights the complexities and discusses the innovations in medical practices throughout the civil war. The science and art of surgery, grosss system of surgery, a dictionary of terms used in medicine. Explore free books, like the victory garden, and more browse now. National museum of civil war medicine home facebook. United states history civil war, 18611865 include extended shelves you can also browse an alphabetical list from this subject or from. Jun 18, 2014 join historian george wunderlich as he highlights the complexities of civil war medicine and discusses the innovations in medical practices throughout the civil war. While medicine had not advanced much since the middle ages, weapons had become very proficient at killing and causing horrible wounds. Walt whitman remarked on the plethora of hospitals around washington d. Author index of civil war era medical book collection. Six ways the civil war changed american medicine 150 years ago, the historic conflict forced doctors to get creative and to reframe the way they thought about medicine. Look for the following subjects in the special collections library card catalog civil warmedical and sanitary supplies. Now available at a more wallet friendly price this is a book that any serious civil war student should consider putting on their bookshelf.
Try searching on jstor for other items related to this book. New york journal of books devine makes a convincing case that at least one good thing came from the horror of the civil war, namely the advancement of medicine. Michael echols buys civil war medical and surgery books, manuals, and surgical sets. The encyclopedia of civil war medicine by glenna r. The author takes particular focus on the holistic approach that doctors had and the various medicines they used, many of which did nothing. Written for general readers and scholars alike, this firstofits kind encyclopedia will help all civil war enthusiasts to better understand this amazing medical saga. Go to hathitrust and start coming up with search words. Six ways the civil war changed american medicine science. Hundreds of illustrations, combined with wellresearched and engaging text, tell the tale of the challenges presented to physicians with each new battle and the oftenheroic ways those challenges were met. Bollet has written a first rate book on the practice of military medicine in the civil war. Civil war medicine research guides at virginia commonwealth university. Buy a cheap copy of civil war medicine illustrated living. Nearly all the older doctors served as apprentices in lieu of formal education. It really doesnt matter much which side, although medically speaking you were a little better off if you.
Civil war medicine illustrated living history series. There are many civil war medicine pictures which show grizzly scenes. Follow in the footsteps of soldiers, surgeons, and more to discover how civil war medicine continues to change lives today. The museum is a very busy place, so i became a member to keep up with new programs, tours, outreaches, etc. The state of medical knowledge at the time of the civil war was extremely primitive. Provides links to a variety of resources related to the medical aspects of the american civil war. The answer is the recently released paperback edition of the encyclopedia of civil war medicine. These soldiers health was permanently compromised, and some became addicted to their wartime maladies. The claims concern service in the regular army, navy, or marine corps during the war of 1812, mexican war, indian wars, and in a few cases, the civil war. Choice a thoroughly researched and detailed analysis of the civil wars powerful impact on american medicine. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. A surgeons diary in this never before published diary, 29yearold surgeon james fulton transports readers into the harsh and deadly conditions of the civil war as he struggles to save the lives of the patients under his care. The war is better known as the first mass killing of the 20th centurywith an estimated 10 million military deaths alone.1490 507 575 1309 1220 329 1090 1405 1155 132 910 460 1302 682 1430 241 703 416 807 1235 714 1465 1436 887 515 524 1563 133 1458 347 1098 597 371 864 1169 323 437 278 135 515 995