Gangrene and Glory: Medical Care during the American Civil War

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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. With only the medical knowledge of the time, the reader also tries to uncover the causes of mysterious epidemics. Northern and Southern military medical organizations are also compared to evaluate how these institutions served their respective causes. Illustrated.

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