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Images of Civil War medicine : a photographic history : containing numerous previously unpublished photographs of surgeons, nurses, hospitals, and other facilities used during the Civil War

Author: Gordon Dammann; Alfred J Bollet
Publisher: New York : Demos ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, ©2008.
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"The bloodshed of the Civil War created both crisis and opportunity for the field of medicine, as doctors were forced to improvise and adapt in the hospital and on the battlefield. This new and exciting challenge in American history was captured in an equally new and exciting medium - photography." "Images of Civil War Medicine: A Photographic History is a collection of images taken during the Civil War. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial Works
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Named Person: Gordon Dammann; Gordon Dammann
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Dammann; Alfred J Bollet
ISBN: 9781932603392 1932603395
OCLC Number: 156863733
Description: viii, 204 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : the development of photography and its application to medicine --
Medical educators of the time of the Civil War --
Nursing --
A variety of topics --
Ambulances and field hospitals --
Cartes de visites of the Civil War --
Hospitals of the Civil War --
Wounds and diseases.
Responsibility: Gordon E. Dammann, Alfred Jay Bollet.

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Featuring 250 rare archival photographs, Images of Civil War Medicine is a comprehensive visual encyclopaedia of medical care during a seminal event in American history. The book showcases the  Read more...

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