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Title:
Tarnished scalpels : the court-martials of fifty Union surgeons
Author:
Lowry, Thomas P. (Thomas Power), 1932-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxix, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780811716031
Format :
Book

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Central Library KF7641 .L693 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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The literature surrounding the American Civil War is vast, but that documenting the performance and experience of its military/medical personnel is comparatively small. This work includes an introduction to the state of Civil War medicine and medical training as well as numerous accounts of Civil War surgeons charged with various crimes, giving context and some analysis. (The surgeons were court-martialed for practicing bad medicine or for failing to follow administrative procedures.) Psychiatrist Lowry (Stories Soldiers Wouldn't Tell; Tarnished Eagles) and physician/professor Welsh shed light upon unpleasant aspects of soldier life and of medical practice at the time as well as the peccadilloes of individual medical men. This volume makes rare primary-source material available to a wider audience. Recommended for libraries that seek to have comprehensive Civil War collections.--Theresa McDevitt, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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