Civil War Pharmacy: A History of Drugs, Drug Supply and by Michael Flannery

By Michael Flannery

Civil struggle Pharmacy: A heritage of substances, Drug offer and Provision, and Therapeutics for the Union and Confederacy КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Pharmaceutical items PressСерия: Pharmaceutical HeritageАвтор(ы): Michael A. FlanneryЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2004Количество страниц: 364ISBN: 0789015013Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 23,8 mbExamine a formerly unexplored element of Civil warfare army medicine!Here is the 1st entire exam of pharmaceutical perform and drug provision throughout the Civil conflict. whereas quite a few books have mentioned the heritage of medication within the Civil conflict, little has been acknowledged in regards to the medicinal drugs that have been used, the folks who supplied and ready them, and the way they have been provided. this is often the 1st ebook to supply specific dialogue of the function of pharmacy. one of the themes coated during this crucial quantity are the tasks of clinical purveyors, the position of the clinic steward, and the character and nation of clinical ingredients general within the 1860s. This final topic could turn into a question of substantial controversy and eventually rate William Hammond, the intense and cutting edge healthcare professional basic, his profession within the Union military. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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In the South, attempts at establishing a coordinated relief effort took place on a regional basis but nothing comparable to that of the nationwide Sanitary Commission. This fundamental difference highlights a distinction that would characterize the provision of health care between Union and Confederate forces throughout the war. That the concerted efforts of women in augmenting the provisioning and care of soldiers made an important difference in maintaining the health of the armed forces will become clear in Chapter 4.

Consisting primarily of bleeding (or cupping) and various dietary manipulations, these did not directly employ medicinal substances and discussion of their application is not appropriate under consideration of pharmaceutical remedies. However, the practice of leeching was common during and well after the war as “the least painful and in many instances the most effectual means for the local abstraction of blood. 65 These categories take on added importance when it is realized that they served essentially as a pharmaceutical nosology whereby items specifically within the materia medica could be organized.

No less so in pharmacy. SOUTHERN MEDICINE AND PHARMACY One particularly insightful Civil War historian has made a telling statement that runs as a sad, if not chilling, leitmotif throughout the bloody conflict. “As a force in human affairs,” writes Michael C. C. Adams, “what is believed to be true may be more instrumental than the truth itself. ”73 One of those views was the concept of Southern medical distinctiveness, which by the advent of open hostilities had seized the attention of the Southern medical intelligentsia.

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