eBook Health under Fire: Medical Care during America’s Wars, 1st Edition

  • Editor: James R. Arnold
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  • ISBN-10: 1610697480
  • ISBN-13: 9781610697484
  • DDC: 616.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

This intriguing text examines the connections between war and health, addressing both the good and bad aspects of this relationship and tracing the evolution of medical practice under its influence. The work features 12 American military operations-from the Revolutionary War to the American Indian Wars to the Spanish-American War to the current War on Terror-and offers insight into the conflicts’ contributions to medical advances as well as the unique health challenges presented during battles of the timeFrom George Washington’s decision to inoculate his troops against smallpox to the development of modern plastic surgery techniques to treat disfigured World War I veterans, this valuable work illustrates the progression of medical practice from trial and error to scientific management. Cross-disciplinary essays profile each of the wars, and alphabetical entries cover such topics as the use of biological weapons, federal responsibility for veterans, and the influence of sickness and disease on military affairs.

Contributors

Contributors

  • James R. Arnold

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Colonial Conflicts and the American Revolutionary War.
2: Entries.
3: Cochran, John (1730–1807).
4: Columbian Exchange.
5: Disease and Mortality in Colonial America.
6: Jones, John (1729–1791).
7: Military and Naval Medicine.
8: Rush, Benjamin (1745–1813).
9: Scurvy.
10: Shippen, William (1712–1808).
11: Smallpox.
12: Syphilis.
13: Warren, John (1753–1815).
14: Documents.
15: War of 1812.
16: Entries.
17: Abdominal Injuries in War.
18: Amputation.
19: Beaumont, William (1785–1853).
20: Cutbush, Edward (1772–1843).
21: Lovell, Joseph (1788–1836).
22: Tilton, James (1745–1822).
23: Document.
24: Mexican-American War.
25: Entries.
26: Casualties, United States.
27: Ether, First Use of.
28: Yellow Fever (Vómito).
29: Documents.
30: American Civil War.
31: Entries.
32: Ambulance Corps.
33: Barton, Clara (Clarissa) Harlowe (1821–1912).
34: Bickerdyke, Mary Ann Ball (1817–1901).
35: Billings, John Shaw (1838–1913).
36: Chimborazo Hospital.
37: Dix, Dorothea Lynde (1802–1887).
38: Hammond, William (1828–1900).
39: Hoge, Jane Currie Blaikie (1811–1890).
40: Hospitals, Military.
41: Hospital Trains.
42: Letterman, Jonathan (1824–1872).
43: Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice (1820–1905).
44: Medical Department, Confederate.
45: Medical Department, U. S..
46: Mitchell, Silas Weir (1829–1914).
47: Moore, Samuel Preston (1813–1889).
48: Morphine.
49: Newsom, Ella King (1838–1919).
50: Nurses.
51: Sanitary Commission, U.S..
52: Sanitary Fairs.
53: Tompkins, Sally Louisa (1833–1916).
54: Western Sanitary Commission.
55: Wittenmyer, Annie Turner (1827–1900).
56: Documents.
57: Indian Wars and the Spanish-American War.
58: Entries.
59: American National Red Cross.
60: Dodge Commission.
61: Dysentery.
62: Embalmed Beef Scandal.
63: Gorgas, William Crawford.
64: Hospital Corps.
65: Maass, Clara Louise.
66: Native American Medicine.
67: Reed, Walter.
68: Sternberg, George Miller.
69: Typhoid Board.
70: Typhoid Fever.
71: Wood, Leonard.
72: Yellow Fever.
73: Yellow Fever Board.
74: Documents.
75: World War I.
76: Entries.
77: American Field Service and Other World War I Volunteer Ambulance Services.
78: Crile, George Washington (1864–1943).
79: Cushing, Harvey Williams (1869–1939).
80: Influenza Pandemic (1918–1920).
81: Keen, William Williams (1837–1932).
82: Shell Shock.
83: Transfusion.
84: Trench Fever (Volhynian Fever).
85: Trench Foot.
86: X-Ray.
87: Documents.
88: World War II.
89: Entries.
90: Combat Fatigue.
91: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane).
92: Field Hospitals.
93: Gonorrhea.
94: Head Injury and Cranial Surgery.
95: Malaria.
96: Nuclear Warfare and Radiation Injury.
97: Penicillin.
98: Sulfonamides.
99: Documents.
100: Korean War.
101: Entries.
102: Aeromedical Evacuation.
103: Battle Fatigue.
104: Casualties.
105: Combat Medics.
106: Hospital Ships.
107: Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals in the Korean Conflict.
108: Document.
109: Vietnam War.
110: Entries.
111: Anesthesiology.
112: Body Armor.
113: Drugs and Drug Use.
114: Medevac.
115: Medics and Corpsmen.
116: Nurses, U.S..
117: Documents.
118: Wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
119: Entries.
120: Biological Weapons and Warfare.
121: Blast Injuries.
122: Chemical Weapons and Warfare.
123: Geneva Conventions.
124: Gulf War Syndrome.
125: Interceptor Body Armor.
126: Persian Gulf War Veterans Health Registry.
127: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
128: Red Cross and Red Crescent.
129: Rehabilitation and Reconstructive Surgery.
130: Veterans Benefits Improvements Act of 1994.
131: Veterans Health Care Act of 1992.
132: Document.
Index.
About the Editor.