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The Resource Joseph Jones, M.D. : scientist of the Old South, James O. Breeden

Joseph Jones, M.D. : scientist of the Old South, James O. Breeden

Label
Joseph Jones, M.D. : scientist of the Old South
Title
Joseph Jones, M.D.
Title remainder
scientist of the Old South
Statement of responsibility
James O. Breeden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Of the many books written over the past century about the Old South and the American Civil War, a very few explore the scientific history of the South or the medical history of the war itself. In the first volume of this impressive biography of Joseph Jones, Mr. Breeden does much to illuminate the development of scientific thought and of medicine in the nineteenth-century South. Jones was far in advance of most of his fellow physicians. The thoroughness of his research, the tenacity of his effort, and the brilliance of his findings won him respect while he was still a very young scholar. When the war came, he showed himself fiercely patriotic as a soldier but coldly empirical as a scientific investigator of many infectious diseases. In the course of the biography the author illumines the development of modern medicine in this country and the state of the nation's medical schools in the middle of the nineteenth century. The greater part of this volume is devoted to Jones's wartime service, which was mainly behind the battle lines in the hospitals and prison camps. The growth of the problem of gangrene among the wounded- a horrifying result of overcrowding and lack of sanitation- is examined in particularly telling detail; the ravaging of the Andersonville prison camp by this and other diseases was the subject of some of Jones's most controversial research, and his written report as a reluctant witness in the trial of the Southerners held responsible. At the outset of the war, Joseph Jones was an energetic and well trained young doctor with considerable experience in teaching and research; by its end he was perhaps the foremost expert on infectious diseases in the South or in the nation. -- from Book Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Breeden, James O
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
J779BR 1975
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jones, Joseph
  • Andersonville Prison
  • United States
  • United States
  • Prisoners of war
  • Gangrene
  • Gangrene
  • History of Medicine
  • Military Medicine
  • Prisoners of war
Label
Joseph Jones, M.D. : scientist of the Old South, James O. Breeden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Formative years -- School Days -- Young professional -- Secession -- Private Jones -- The making of a confederate surgeon -- Surgeon Jones -- Defeat -- Andersonville -- Hospital gangrene -- The balance sheet
Control code
ocm01528201
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 293 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Robert Hicks
Isbn
9780813112961
Lccn
73080462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1528201
Label
Joseph Jones, M.D. : scientist of the Old South, James O. Breeden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Formative years -- School Days -- Young professional -- Secession -- Private Jones -- The making of a confederate surgeon -- Surgeon Jones -- Defeat -- Andersonville -- Hospital gangrene -- The balance sheet
Control code
ocm01528201
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 293 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Robert Hicks
Isbn
9780813112961
Lccn
73080462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1528201

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