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November 10, 1999

Civil War MedicineCivil War Medicine: An Illustrated History

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1999;282(18):1777. doi:10.1001/jama.282.18.1777-JBK1110-3-1

Civil War Medicine: An Illustrated History presents an informative and in depth account of the medical and surgical practices of the Civil War.

The book is divided into three parts. The first introduces us to the politics, organization, and personnel of the US and Confederate Medical Departments. Not only do we learn about the medical training and experience of physicians of the day, but civilian organizations and auxiliary medical personnel such as nurses and hospital stewards are also appropriately and succinctly covered. Part 2, "On the Battlefield," introduces the reader to the battlefield transport of wounded soldiers and the hospital facilities, setting the stage for the next part.

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