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Images Of Civil War Medicine

SKU# 9781932603392

A Photographic History

Author: Gordon Damman DDS, Alfred Jay Bollet MD


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With this beautifully illustrated photographic history, the acclaimed author of Civil War Medicine: Challenges and Triumphs has taken his expertise one step further and illuminated this history in images.

Images of Civil War Medicine: A Photographic History is an extensive collection of never-before-published photographs taken during the Civil War. It provides a visual encyclopedia of medical facilities, individual surgeons, and other medically related phenomena, accompanied by a text describing the main features of Civil War medicine.

Although there are many books containing photographs of the Civil War, this is the first to cover medical treatment facilities in this era. A perfect gift for Civil War buffs, historians, and medical history enthusiasts, the text of this beautiful picture book also gives a complete overview of the medical experiences of the Civil War. The books extensive collection of individual Civil War surgeons displaying their uniforms and equipment will be of especial interest to Civil War reenactors, and its depiction of existing pre-war structures converted to hospitals will fascinate those interested in contemporary architecture. A major strength of the book is its large number of Cartes de Visites, or photographs of individual surgeons, which descendants of Civil War participants often collect.

Images of Civil War Medicine: A Photographic History covers all the main features of Civil War Medicine, including:

  • Confederate aspects of Civil War medicine
  • Contemporary prominent medical educators
  • Civil War hospitals and hospital stewards
  • Field hospitals
  • Surgery, dentistry, and embalming Nursing

With hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, Images of Civil War Medicine: A Photographic History is an essential addition to any enthusiasts collection."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 23, 2007
  • Page Count 204
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781932603392
  • EISBN 9781934559857

Table of Contents 

"Introduction to Civil War Photography
Prominent Medical Educators of the Time of the Civil War
A Variety of Topics: The U.S. Sanitary Commission, The Christian Commission, Civil War Dentistry, Embalming
Ambulances and Field Hospitals
Cartes de Visites of Civil War Surgeons
Hospitals of the Civil War
Wounds and Diseases"

Editorial Review(s) 

"Drs. Bollet and Dammann have collaborated to produce a long-needed addition to the study of Civil War medicine. Using images they have collected over many years, they present the human side of the war that tore apart our nation for four tempestuous years by putting a 'face' to the names of people and places... Well-written, easily readable, and well-documented, this volume is sure the become a must in any collection of books dealing with the Civil War... highly recommended."--Journal of Civil War Medicine

"Profusely illustrated throughout with hundreds of black-and-white photographs, many of which are previously unpublished... Of special note is the attention given to nursing and the role of women in Civil War medicine. A remarkable study of original scholarship, Images of Civil War Medicine is very strongly recommended for inclusion into personal, academic, and community libraries, Civil War and medical history reference collections, and supplemental reading lists."--Midwest Book Review

"A readable, informative book that will interest medical professionals, Civil War buffs, and student of Americana in general... The authors have made a valuable contribution to the field of Civil War medicine... this attractive book deserves a place in all medical school libraries and in the private book collections of military historians."-- Doody's Reviews