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In hospital and camp : the Civil War through the eyes of its doctors and nurses

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Kirtland Community College Library E 621 .S77 1993 30775305553159 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0811716317
  • ISBN: 9780811716314
  • ISBN: 9780811701389
  • ISBN: 0811701387
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 166 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Harrisburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©1993.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Letters from a surgeon of the Civil War / John G. Perry, as compiled by Martha Darby Perry -- Thirteen months in the Rebel Army / William G. Stevenson -- Army of the Potomac : behind the scenes / Alfred L. Castleman -- Confederate surgeon's letters to his wife / Spencer Glasgow Welch -- United States Sanitary Commission memoirs / John A. Lidell -- In hospital and camp / Sophronia E. Bucklin -- Hospital sketches / Louisa May Alcott -- Reminiscences of an Army Nurse during the Civil War / Adelaide W. Smith -- Hospital transports / Frederick Law Olmstead -- Specimen days / Walt Whitman.
Summary, etc.: Contains primary source material.
Subject: United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Medical care
Medicine, Military United States History 19th century
Military Medicine history
Nurses
Physicians
Medicine, United History 19th century
United History Civil Medical care

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In Hospital and Camp : The Civil War Through the Eyes of Its Doctors and Nurses
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Another eyewitness account from Straubing, noted for his highly regarded compilations of eyewitness narratives of the Civil War and World War I, this effort focuses on the thoughts and recollections of army physicians and nurses during the Civil War. The accounts range from the numbing surgical notes of a doctor to the forthright concerns of a dedicated nurse and even include some lyric lines from Walt Whitman. However, all accounts have been chosen with care to provide the reader with insight concerning the agony of the sick and wounded and the despair of those attempting to preserve lives under shockingly primitive conditions. Appropriate for general readers and a suitable choice for public and academic libraries.-- Lawrence E. Ellis, Newberry Coll. Lib., S.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Compiler Straubing has done a truly remarkable service in assembling this set of personal perspectives upon medical care in the Civil War. Seven selections are individuals' reports of firsthand experiences--five of them from the North, two from the South; five by surgeons, two by nurses. The remaining three are literary pieces (which also reflect firsthand experiences) by Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman and Frederick Law Olmstead on marine hospital transports. All have appeared in print before, but not all are easily accessible nowadays. Besides Olmstead's description of ship transport of the wounded, of particular interest are an account by a New York surgeon of 13 months of forced service in the Confederate army, an excellent behind-the-scenes look at the Army of the Potomac, a collection of detailed case histories, and an account of a nurse's first day; but the other pieces are also first-rate. Straubing's brief introductions to the selections set the stage for them but do not burden the reader with unnecessary details, while the bibliography directs the reader to further material. (Reviewed Feb 15, 1993)0811716317William Beatty

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