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Books, Journals, New Media
June 15, 2005

Civil War Hospital

Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;293(23):2940-2945. doi:10.1001/jama.293.23.2943

Chimborazo Hospital, built in Richmond, Virginia, at the beginning of the American Civil War, has often been cited for its importance to the Confederate Medical Department. History professor Carol C. Green discovered a large repository of Chimborazo Hospital records (123 volumes) and other hospital records (66 volumes) residing in the National Archives in Washington, DC. Using these and other primary sources, she presents for the first time a comprehensive account of the development and operation of that hospital.

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