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The Resource Bleeding Blue and Gray : Civil War surgery and the evolution of American medicine, Ira M. Rutkow

Bleeding Blue and Gray : Civil War surgery and the evolution of American medicine, Ira M. Rutkow

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Bleeding Blue and Gray : Civil War surgery and the evolution of American medicine
Title
Bleeding Blue and Gray
Title remainder
Civil War surgery and the evolution of American medicine
Statement of responsibility
Ira M. Rutkow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A major contribution to our understanding of America's bloodiest conflict: surgeon and medical historian Rutkow argues that it is impossible to grasp the realities of the Civil War without an awareness of the state of medicine at the time. The use of ether and chloroform remained crude, and they were often unavailable--so many surgical procedures were performed without anesthesia, on the battleground or in a field hospital. This meant that "clinical concerns were often of less consequence than the swiftness of the surgeon's knife." Also, the existence of pathogenic microorganisms was still unknown, as was disinfection. From the soldiers who endured the ravages of combat to the government officials who directed the war machine, from the good Samaritans who organized aid commissions to the nurses who cared for the wounded, this book presents a story of suffering, politics, character, and, ultimately, healing.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rutkow, Ira M
Dewey number
973.7/75
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E621
LC item number
.R88 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 I-395
  • WO 11 AA1
NLM item number
R9b 2005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine, Military
  • Medicine, Military
  • General Surgery
  • Military Medicine
  • American Civil War
  • History, 19th Century
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Bleeding Blue and Gray : Civil War surgery and the evolution of American medicine, Ira M. Rutkow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-380) and index
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • He is our man
  • ch. 5.
  • Horror of war can never be known but on the field
  • ch. 6.
  • We get lousy! and dirty
  • ch. 7.
  • In heaven's name let it be done
  • ch. 8.
  • Profession of medicine has hitherto grievously failed
  • Preface
  • ch. 9.
  • There were none for whom it was impossible to provide
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • ch. 1.
  • It was like the days when there was no King in Israel!
  • ch. 2.
  • People of this state have been bled long enough
  • ch. 3.
  • It is a good big work I have in mind
Control code
000150800
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 394 p.
Isbn
9780375503153
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004048118
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 150800
  • 157342
  • (OCoLC)ocm54974424
  • (OCoLC)54974424
Label
Bleeding Blue and Gray : Civil War surgery and the evolution of American medicine, Ira M. Rutkow
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-380) and index
Contents
  • ch. 4.
  • He is our man
  • ch. 5.
  • Horror of war can never be known but on the field
  • ch. 6.
  • We get lousy! and dirty
  • ch. 7.
  • In heaven's name let it be done
  • ch. 8.
  • Profession of medicine has hitherto grievously failed
  • Preface
  • ch. 9.
  • There were none for whom it was impossible to provide
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • ch. 1.
  • It was like the days when there was no King in Israel!
  • ch. 2.
  • People of this state have been bled long enough
  • ch. 3.
  • It is a good big work I have in mind
Control code
000150800
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 394 p.
Isbn
9780375503153
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004048118
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 150800
  • 157342
  • (OCoLC)ocm54974424
  • (OCoLC)54974424

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