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Marrow of tragedy : the health crisis of the American Civil War

Author: Margaret Humphreys
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Medicine and public health clearly advanced during the war-and continued to do so after military hostilities ceased.

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History
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Humphreys, Margaret, 1955-
Marrow of tragedy.
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012044604
(OCoLC)820665582
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Humphreys
ISBN: 9781421410005 1421410001
OCLC Number: 852898511
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Understanding Civil War medicine --
Women, war, and medicine --
Infectious disease in the civil war --
Connecting home to hospital and camp : the work of the USSC --
The Sanitary Commission and its critics --
The Union's general hospital --
Medicine for a new nation --
Confederate medicine : disease, wounds, and shortages --
Mitigating the horrors of war --
A public health legacy --
Medicine in postwar America.
Responsibility: Margaret Humphreys.

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An immensely readable synthesis of what [Humphreys] terms 'the greatest health disaster that this country has ever experienced.' * The News & Observer * Humphreys' work accomplishes several tasks. It Read more...

 
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