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Medicine and the American Revolution : how diseases and their treatments affected the colonial army / by Oscar Reiss.

Author/creator Reiss, Oscar, 1925-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoJefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1998.
Descriptionvii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Army medicine -- Leaders of the medical department -- Smallpox and the Canadian invasion -- Disease and medical care in the Navy -- Syphilis and the loss of New York -- Dysentery and the prisoners of war -- Typhus and the army hospitals -- Valley forge and scabies -- Malaria and the southern campaign.
Abstract A retired physician offers a unique history of the American Revolution, pointing out that nearly nine times as many people died from disease than from fighting. He traces such diseases as dysentery, scurvy, typhus, and smallpox to poor diet, inadequate sanitation, and sometimes a lack of basic medical care. He also includes medical histories of Washington and King George III.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 265-272) and index.
Acquisitions source Laupus- Robert W. Cihak History of Medicine Collection
LCCN 98020088

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner General Stacks E283 .R45 1998 ✔ Available Place Hold
Laupus Books - Stacks WZ 56 R378M 1998 ✔ Available Place Hold

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