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Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science (Civil War America)

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Synopsis:

Nearly two-thirds of the Civil War's approximately 750,000 fatalities were caused by disease--a staggering fact for which the American medical profession was profoundly unprepared. In the years before the war, training for physicians in the United States was mostly unregulated, and medical schools' access to cadavers for teaching purposes was highly restricted. Shauna Devine argues that in spite of these limitations, Union army physicians rose to the challenges of the war, undertaking methods of study and experimentation that would have a lasting influence on the scientific practice of medicine.

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Shauna Devine is visiting research fellow in the department of the history of medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781469611556
Author:
Devine, Shauna
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
Civil War medicine
Subject:
American medicine
Subject:
William Hammond
Subject:
Joseph Woodward
Subject:
Infectious Diseases
Subject:
Medical Specialization
Subject:
Civil War bodies
Subject:
Death
Subject:
The Army Medical Museum
Subject:
The Surgeon General s Library
Subject:
American Medical Education in the Nineteenth Century
Subject:
War and Medicine
Subject:
Producing Medical Knowledge
Subject:
Laboratory
Subject:
Clinical medicine
Subject:
Cholera
Subject:
Gangrene.
Subject:
Erysipelas.
Subject:
Disability
Subject:
Diarrhea.
Subject:
Dysentery.
Subject:
Photomicrography
Subject:
Microscopy
Subject:
experimental medicine
Subject:
postmortems
Subject:
Benjamin Woodward
Subject:
Middleton Goldsmith
Subject:
John Shaw Billings
Subject:
medical case reporting
Subject:
Surgery
Subject:
Amputation
Subject:
Disinfection.
Subject:
germ theory
Subject:
Army Medical Department
Subject:
American medical association
Subject:
Neurology
Subject:
Heart Diseases
Subject:
plastic operations
Subject:
Epidemiology
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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"Synopsis" by , Nearly two-thirds of the Civil War's approximately 750,000 fatalities were caused by disease--a staggering fact for which the American medical profession was profoundly unprepared. In the years before the war, training for physicians in the United States was mostly unregulated, and medical schools' access to cadavers for teaching purposes was highly restricted. Shauna Devine argues that in spite of these limitations, Union army physicians rose to the challenges of the war, undertaking methods of study and experimentation that would have a lasting influence on the scientific practice of medicine.

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