Images of Civil War Medicine: A Photographic History by Gordon E. Dammann

By Gordon E. Dammann

Dr. Alfred Bollet’s Civil battle medication: demanding situations and Triumphs received extensive acclaim as a professional examine. Now, in collaboration with Dr. Gordon Dammann, Dr. Bollet has taken his services one step additional and pictorially illuminated this interesting bankruptcy in scientific heritage. that includes 250 infrequent archival images, pictures of Civil battle medication is a entire visible encyclopedia of remedy in the course of a seminal occasion in American background. The booklet showcases the uniforms, gear, and contributors of a giant workforce of person Civil battle medical professionals — “Cartes de Visites” — in addition to resonant photos of latest pre-war buildings used to heal the ill. additionally listed below are fashionable scientific educators, hospitals, stewards, and ambulances,as good as pictures of surgery, dentistry, nursing, and embalming. excellent for Civil struggle buffs, historians, and scientific heritage fanatics, photographs of Civil battle drugs provides a whole assessment of this era's medical realities.

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A separate but related Western Sanitary Commission raised its own money, held large “sanitary fairs,” and provided similar services for the western Union armies. One of its main accomplishments was to support Mary Bickerdyke (discussed in Chapter 3, Nursing). S. Christian Commission T he Christian Commission was organized by the Young Men’s Christian Association in New York City on November 14, 1861. The main organizer, Vincent Colyer, later became president of the YMCA. S. Sanitary Commission, including supplying food and medical supplies to soldiers and visiting men in hospitals.

Louisa Mae Alcott served as a nurse in this hospital late in 1862 and the first week of January, 1863, when typhoid fever abruptly ended her nursing career. 27 I M A G E S O F C I V I L WA R M E D I C I N E Unidentified woman from Jefferson Hospital. Another unidentified nurse from Jefferson Hospital. ” Others changed dressings, helped with surgical procedures, supervised other volunteer nurses, prepared food, especially extraordinary diets, and provided other comforts. ) Some women had greater responsibilities— Phoebe Yates Pember, for example, a matron at Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, became an exceptional Confederate hospital administrator.

S. Sanitary Commission was the organization of great fund-raising “fairs,” which featured exhibits of various kinds, balls, and similar activities. These fairs were held in most large cities of the North and in some foreign countries, including England (in London). 2 million. A separate but related Western Sanitary Commission raised its own money, held large “sanitary fairs,” and provided similar services for the western Union armies. One of its main accomplishments was to support Mary Bickerdyke (discussed in Chapter 3, Nursing).

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