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Civil War pharmacy : a history

Author: Michael A Flannery; Margaret Humphreys
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This book covers pharmacy during the American Civil War from four primary aspects: civilian pharmacy, including women's voluntary organizations; pharmacy in the Union; pharmacy in the Confederacy; and pharmacy on the battlefield and at sea. It gives a thorough overview of the professional, economic, and military factors comprising pharmacy from 1861 to 1865"--
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Flannery; Margaret Humphreys
ISBN: 9780809335923 0809335921
OCLC Number: 958932324
Description: xv, 317 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Setting the Stage : Civilian Aspects of Pharmacy during the Civil War --
Civil War Pharmacy and Medicine : Comparisons and Contexts --
The State of Pharmacy in America, 1861 --
Angels of Mercy : Women and Civil War Pharmacy --
Part II. Pharmacy in the Union --
The Principals : Medical Purveyors and Hospital Stewards --
The Supplies : Drug Distribution and Manufacturing --
The Ailments and Medicines : A Military Materia Medica and Therapeutics --
The Remedies of Choice : Calomel and Quinine --
Part III. Pharmacy on the Battlefield and at Sea : A Minority Report --
Battlefield Pharmacy --
Naval Pharmacy --
Part IV. Pharmacy in the Confederacy --
Administration --
Fighting More with Less --
The Materia Medica --
Epilogue: "The Consciousness of Duty Faithfully Performed" : An Appraisal of Civil War Pharmacy --
Bibliographical Essay --
Gallery of illustrations beginning on page [91] --
Appendixes: A: Union and Confederate Standard Supply Tables --
B: Circular no. 3, Confederate States of America, Medical Purveyor's Office --
C: A Materia Medica for the South; A Selected List of Medicinal Substances from Porcher's Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests --
D: Medicine Chest Outfit for the U.S. Navy --
E: Circular No. 6 --
F: How to Read and Fill a Civil War Prescription --
G: Some Common Prescriptions of the Civil War Period Including the Basic Syrups with Monographs on the Principal Substances: Alcohol, Cinchona, Hydrargyrum (Mercury), Opium, and Quinine.
Responsibility: Michael A. Flannery ; foreword by Margaret Humphreys.

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