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Doctors in Blue: The Medical History of the Union Army in the Civil War Paperback – October 1, 1996
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This effort came from industry, from the medical profession, and so profoundly, volunteers!
The "comfort" level of the average Northern soldier may be higher than some expect, although in too many cases the conditions were totally appalling...and no Sanitary Commission could possibly help these cases.
There is much medical science presented - along with a very detailed accounting of old and new methodology, at the time. The healthcare "industry" actually took a great leap forward from the treatment history of these wounded warriors.
The historian will be fascinated by the many photos included. Makes one realize this was the first war that "the media" concentrated on...except that the hospitalization of the combat and disease victims was perhaps the only non-mythic representation.
This study makes one realize that if the Northern fighters often suffered greatly, what happened down South, without the capacity of the Northern big cities.
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This book was a requirement for my class. I didn't really read it page to page. I used it as a reference.Published on April 14, 2013 by Kim Smith