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Marrow of tragedy : the health crisis of the American Civil War / Margaret Humphreys.

Author/creator Humphreys, Margaret, 1955-
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Descriptionxiv, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Understanding Civil War medicine -- Women, war, and medicine -- Infectious disease in the Civil War -- Connecting home to hospital and camp : the work of the USSC -- The Sanitary Commission and its critics -- The Union's general hospital -- Medicine for a new nation -- Confederate medicine : disease, wounds, and shortages -- Mitigating the horrors of war -- A public health legacy -- Medicine in postwar America.
Abstract "In telling the stories of soldiers, families, physicians, nurses, and administrators, [the author] concludes that medical science was not as limited at the beginning of the war as has been portrayed. Medicine and public health clearly advanced during the war-- and continued to do so after military hostilities ceased"--Jacket.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2012044604
ISBN9781421409993 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
ISBN1421409992 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

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