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Author McGaugh, Scott
Title Surgeon in blue : Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War doctor who pioneered battlefield care / Scott McGaugh
Imprint New York : Arcade Publishing, [2013]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  E621 M145 2013    AVAILABLE    30530001239482
Descript xxi, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references(pages 315-325) and index
Introduction: "We are almost worked to death." -- Not a learned profession: "Open-hearted frankness" -- Outpost medicine: "We had no bandages." -- The Hammond alliance: "Their wounds, as yet, undressed" -- Taking medical command: "I found it in a deplorable condition." -- Antietam: "I pray God may stop such infernal work." -- Fredericksburg: "A huge serpent of blue and steel" -- Chancellorsville: "What will the country say?" -- Gettysburg: "I turned away and cried." -- Validation: "Little more remained to be done." -- Wildcatter: "A good kind husband" -- Compassionate coroner: "I have done my duty faithfully." -- An enduring legacy: "War is a terrible thing at best." -- Epilogue: "Today I am used up."
Subject Letterman, Jonathan, 1824-1872
Surgeons -- United States -- Biography
United States. Army -- Surgeons -- Biography
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care
Medicine, Military -- United States -- History -- 19th century
United States. Army of the Potomac -- Biography
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