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Surgeon in blue : Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War doctor who pioneered battlefield care

Author: Scott McGaugh
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the life of the Civil War surgeon and how he made battlefield survival possible by creating the first organized ambulance corps and a more effective field hospital system.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jonathan Letterman; Jonathan Letterman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott McGaugh
ISBN: 9781611458398 1611458390
OCLC Number: 816030264
Description: xxi, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "We are almost worked to death" --
Not a learned profession: "Open-hearted frankness" --
Outpost medicine: "We had no bandages" --
The Hammond alliance: "Their wounds, as yet, undressed" --
Taking medical command: "I found it in a deplorable condition" --
Antietam: "I pray God may stop such infernal work" --
Fredericksburg: "A huge serpent of blue and steel" --
Chancellorsville: "What will the country say?" --
Gettysburg: "I turned away and cried" --
Validation: "Little more remained to be done" --
Wildcatter: "A good kind husband" --
Compassionate coroner: "I have done my duty faithfully" --
An enduring legacy: "War is a terrible thing at best" --
"Today I am used up."
Responsibility: Scott McGaugh.

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Recounts the life of the Civil War surgeon and how he made battlefield survival possible by creating the first organized ambulance corps and a more effective field hospital system.

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