Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science - Civil War America (Paperback)Shauna Devine (author)
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Though the war's human toll was tragic, conducting postmortems on the dead and caring for the wounded gave physicians ample opportunity to study and develop new methods of treatment and analysis, from dissection and microscopy to new research into infectious disease processes. Examining the work of doctors who served in the Union Medical Department, Devine sheds new light on how their innovations in the midst of crisis transformed northern medical education and gave rise to the healing power of modern health science.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 24 mm
Recommended to readers in the history of medicine or military medicine.-Library Journal
Truly a seminal work. . . . Devine's work will undoubtedly become one of the most important illuminations of Civil War military medicine and a ground-breaker connecting that war on disease and injury to the rise of modern and scientific American medicine.-Journal of America's Military Past
Learning from the Wounded presents a truly fresh thesis. This is a convincing book, well researched and written engagingly and enthusiastically.-Canadian Journal of History
This important work is a major contribution to knowledge about the development of medical practice and research protocols. It deserves a wide readership among advanced students, researchers, and faculty.-Choice
A bold new interpretation of the impact of the Civil War on the profession of medicine in nineteenth-century America.-Bulletin of the History of Medicine
There exists a massive bulk of raw data relating to the medicine and surgery of the Civil War era. Shauna Devine has diligently and tenaciously sifted out the salient parts to our eternal benefit.-On Point: The Journal of Army History
An excellent book for anyone interested in Civil War medicine.-New York Journal of Books
A thoroughly researched and detailed analysis of the Civil War's powerful impact on American medicine.-Journal of American History
A segment of the real war has gotten into Learning from the Wounded.-Civil War Book Review
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