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by Frank R. Freemon

  • ISBN: 0252070100
  • Author: Frank R. Freemon
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  • Rating: 4.6 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; Reprint edition (June 26, 2001)
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  • Category: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
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Gangrene and Glory describes medical care during this conflict, placing the reader into the roles of the doctors and nurses who cared for the Civil War soldier, feeling the pain of the wounded and terror and fatigue of those who tended them

Gangrene and Glory describes medical care during this conflict, placing the reader into the roles of the doctors and nurses who cared for the Civil War soldier, feeling the pain of the wounded and terror and fatigue of those who tended them. With only the medical knowledge of the time, the reader also tries to uncover the causes of mysterious epidemics.

A medical doctor and a credentialed historian, Frank R. Freemon combines poignant, sometimes horrifying anecdotes of amputation, infection, and death with a clearheaded discussion of the state of medical knowledge, the effect of the military bureaucracy on medical supplies, and the members of the medical community who risked their lives, their health, and even their careers to provide appropriate care to the wounded.

Frank R. Freemon - 1978 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1 (3):489-490. Medical Malpractice Law, A Comparative Law Study of Civil Responsibility Arising From Medical Care. L. Kilbrandon - 1982 - Journal of Medical Ethics 8 (1):51-51

Frank R. Kilbrandon - 1982 - Journal of Medical Ethics 8 (1):51-51. Medicine and Money: A Study of the Role of Beneficence in Health Care Cost Containment. Frank H. Marsh - 1990 - Greenwood Press. Rethinking Medical Morality: The Ethical Implications of Changes in Health Care Organization, Delivery, and Financing. Reinhard Priester (e. - 1989 - Center for Biomedical Ethics, University of Minnesota.

Gangrene and Glory is a great book covering just about every aspect of medical related issues in the Civil Wa.

Gangrene and Glory is a great book covering just about every aspect of medical related issues in the Civil War. It covers key players in the development of medical affairs while bringing forth quite a bit of information to many subject matters. For example, some of the subject matters consist of Confederate/Union healthcare,development,training,medicine,supply,diseases and surgical procedures on and off of the battlefield. This book is a must read for those interested in medicine and medical operations during the Civil War. It is a somewhat fast read, though gets to the point and has many pictures and is thoughtfully easy to read.

by. Andrew Tofflemire.

Gangrene and glory: Medical care during the American Civil War. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. The Negro’s Civil War: How American Blacks felt and acted during the war for the union. New York, NY: Vintage. Genovese, E. D. (1974). New York, NY: Vintage Books. Giffin, W. W. (2005). African Americans and the Color Line in Ohio, 1915-1930. Nature’s Civil War: Common soldiers and the environment in 1862 Virginia. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

During the Civil War, after his son died from battlefield wounds Bowditch published a pamphlet which helped extend to the . Gangrene and glory: Medical care during the American Civil War : Medical care during the American Civil War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

During the Civil War, after his son died from battlefield wounds Bowditch published a pamphlet which helped extend to the whole Union the "Letterman system" of care for the wounded. p. 88. ISBN 9780252070105.

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This unusual history of the Civil War takes a close look at the battlefield doctors in whose hands rested the lives of thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers and at the makeshift medicine they were forced to employ.   A medical doctor and a credentialed historian, Frank R. Freemon combines poignant, sometimes horrifying anecdotes of amputation, infection, and death with a clearheaded discussion of the state of medical knowledge, the effect of the military bureaucracy on medical supplies, and the members of the medical community who risked their lives, their health, and even their careers to provide appropriate care to the wounded. Freemon examines the impact on major campaigns--Manassas, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Shiloh, Atlanta--of ignorance, understaffing, inexperience, overcrowded hospitals, insufficient access to ambulances, and inadequate supplies of essentials such as quinine.   Presenting the medical side of the war from a variety of perspectives--the Union, the Confederacy, doctors, nurses, soldiers, and their families--Gangrene and Glory achieves a peculiar immediacy by restricting its scope to the knowledge and perceptions available to its nineteenth-century subjects. Now available for the first time in paperback, this important volume takes a hard, close look at a neglected and crucial aspect of this bloody conflict.  
Comments (7)

Ghordana
I love reading about Medical Care of the past. Makes me appreciate the Medical Personal and Care that we have access to here in USA.
Carrot
This subject is often handled too dryly-- with an abundance of stats that ultimately distance the reader from the real horrors of the Civil War. Or, so graphically that the reader is numb from the overwhelming shocking suffering of the era. Freemon managed a perfect balance with this volume. Packed with plenty of little-known information and the author's own perspective, I found it to be well worth the purchase price and my time. Lots of illustrations and anecdotes throughout that illuminate the era as it really was. The author understands the reader's need for occasional comic relief while wading through such horrifically appalling and depressing material. VALUABLE resource and a keeper!! I only wish it were available in hard cover, or at least printed on a higher quality paper.
Zolorn
This book was exactly what I was seeking. The author attempts (with considerable success)to provide the reader with the perspective of the time of the Civil War. Only in the final chapters does he step back and attempt to judge the realative quality of care in the two armies and reflect on the role of medical care in the North's victory over the South. I found the book very scholarly,very interesting and very readable.
elektron
Gangrene and Glory is a great book covering just about every aspect of medical related issues in the Civil War. It covers key players in the development of medical affairs while bringing forth quite a bit of information to many subject matters. For example, some of the subject matters consist of Confederate/Union healthcare,development,training,medicine,supply,diseases and surgical procedures on and off of the battlefield. Interesting stories are added to certain areas which enhance the book, plus there is mathematical data to back up the chapters. This book is a must read for those interested in medicine and medical operations during the Civil War. It is a somewhat fast read, though gets to the point and has many pictures and is thoughtfully easy to read.
Mayno
Good
Cia
I purchased this book for research I am doing on nursing during the Civil War. I have only read parts of it, but it seems to be a good resource.
Windworker
Good book. Eye-opening about Civil War medicine, which wasn't quite as primitive as you see in the movies. Service was excellent, with delivery before the date promised.
very interesting book

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