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Medical Practices in the Civil War

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The American Civil War was a brutal and hellish affair that saw dramatic and horrifying loss of life on both sides. The conflict that pitted brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor, also saw new and fantastical weapons of war put into play. New weapons such as ‘repeaters" loaded with Minié balls, cut men down where they stood.

The one’s who survived faced a different set of challenges; amputation was the preferred method for quickly saving a life, and infection killed far more soldiers than any weapon ever could.

Medical Practices in the Civil War explores the medical thinking, practices, and outcomes during this horrid conflict. Filled with compelling photos and well researched information, this book is perfect for anyone interested in the Civil War or medical history!

Product Details:

  • Softcover, 96 Pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5'' x 8.5''
  • ISBN: 0-9663758-0-7

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