Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine, 1st Edition

  • Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein
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  • ISBN-10: 0765624702
  • ISBN-13: 9780765624703
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 456 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

The story of Civil War medicine--the staggering challenge of treating wounds and disease on both sides of the conflict--is one of the most compelling aspects of the war. Written for general readers and scholars alike, this first-of-its kind encyclopedia will help all Civil War enthusiasts to better understand this amazing medical saga. Clearly organized, authoritative, and readable, The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine covers both traditional historical subjects and medical details. It offers clear explanations of unfamiliar medical terms, diseases, wounds, and treatments. The encyclopedia depicts notable medical personalities, generals with notorious wounds, soldiers' aid societies, medical department structure, and hospital design and function. It highlights the battles with the greatest medical significance, women's medical roles, period sanitation issues, and much more. Presented in A-Z format with more than 200 entries, the encyclopedia treats both Union and Confederate material in a balanced way. Its many user-friendly features include a chronology, a glossary, cross-references, and a bibliography for further study.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Alcohol, Abuse of.
2: Alcohol, Medicinal Uses of.
3: Alcott, Louisa May (1832–1888).
4: Alternative Medicines.
5: Ambulance Corps.
6: Ambulance Trains.
7: Ambulances.
8: Amputation.
9: Andersonville Prison.
10: Anesthesia.
11: Antietam, Battle of (1862).
12: Antiseptics and Disinfectants.
13: Army Medical Museum.
14: Artificial Limbs.
15: Association of Army and Navy Surgeons of the Confederate States.
16: Association of Medical Officers of the Army and Navy of the Confederacy.
17: Autenrieth Medicine Wagon.
18: Bandages.
19: Barnes, Joseph K. (1817–1883).
20: Barton, Clara (1821–1912).
21: Bean, James Baxter (1834–1870).
22: Beers, Fannie A. (1840?–FL. 1888).
23: Bellows, Henry Whitney (1814–1882).
24: Bickerdyke, Mary Ann Ball ("Mother") (1817–1901).
25: Blacks, as Hospital Workers.
26: Blacks, Health of.
27: Blockade.
28: Brinton, John Hill (1832–1907).
29: Bull Run (Manassas), First Battle of (1861).
30: Bull Run (Manassas), Second Battle of (1862).
31: Calomel.
32: Camp Itch.
33: Catarrh.
34: Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence (1828–1914).
35: Chaplains.
36: Chickamauga, Battle of (1863).
37: Chimborazo Hospital.
38: Chisolm, John Julian (1830–1903).
39: Confederate States Medical and Surgical Journal.
40: Convalescents.
41: Cooks.
42: Cumming, Kate (CA. 1827–1909).
43: Cupping and Blistering.
44: Davis, Jefferson (1808–1889).
45: Death, Attitudes Toward.
46: Debilitas.
47: Deleon, David Camden (CA. 1818–1872).
48: Dentistry.
49: Diarrhea and Dysentery.
50: Diet, of Hospital Patients.
51: Diet, of Troops.
52: Dix, Dorothea Lynde (1802–1887).
53: Education, Medical.
54: Elmira Prison.
55: Embalming.
56: Erysipelas.
57: Ewell, Richard Stoddert (1817–1872).
58: Examining Boards, Medical.
59: Eye Ailments.
60: Fevers.
61: Finley, Clement Alexander (1797–1879).
62: Flewellen, Edward Archelaus (1819–1910).
63: Foard, Andrew Jackson (CA. 1829–1868).
64: Formento, Felix (1837–1907).
65: Fredericksburg, Battle of (1862).
66: Gangrene, Hospital.
67: Gettysburg, Battle of (1863).
68: Guild, Lafayette (1825–1870).
69: Gunshot Wounds.
70: Gunshot Wounds, Treatment of.
71: Hammond, William Alexander (1828–1900).
72: Hardtack.
73: Hawks, Esther Hill (1833–1906).
74: Heart Disease.
75: Historiography, Medical.
76: Hoge, Jane Currie Blaikie (1811–1890).
77: Hood, John Bell (1831–1879).
78: Hopkins, Juliet Ann Opie (1818–1890).
79: Hospital Buildings.
80: Hospital Fund.
81: Hospital Paperwork.
82: Hospital Relocations.
83: Hospital Ships.
84: Hospital Support Staff.
85: Hospitals, Antebellum.
86: Hospitals, Attitudes Toward.
87: Hospitals, Field.
88: Hospitals, General.
89: Hospitals, Officers'.
90: Hospitals, Pavilion.
91: Hospitals, "Pest" (SmallPox).
92: Hospitals, Receiving and Distributing.
93: Hospitals, Wayside.
94: Infections, of Wounds.
95: Insanity.
96: Inspectors, Medical.
97: Invalid Corps.
98: Jackson, Thomas Jonathan ("StoneWall") (1824–1863).
99: Johnston, Albert Sidney (1803–1862).
100: Johnston, Joseph Eggleston (1807–1891).
101: Jones, Joseph (1833–1896).
102: Laboratories, Medical.
103: Latrines.
104: Laudanum.
105: Laundresses.
106: Lawson, Thomas (1789–1861).
107: Leale, Charles Augustus (1842–1932).
108: Letterman, Jonathan (1824–1872).
109: Lice.
110: Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865).
111: Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice (1820–1905).
112: Maggots.
113: Malaria.
114: Malingerers.
115: Malnutrition.
116: Materia Medica.
117: Matrons.
118: McCaw, James Brown (1823–1906).
119: McGuire, Hunter Holmes (1835–1900).
120: Measles.
121: Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, The.
122: Medical Cadets.
123: Medical Department, Organization of.
124: Medical Directors, Field.
125: Medical Directors, of Hospitals.
126: Medical Importance of the Civil War.
127: Medical Purveyors.
128: Medication, Administration of.
129: Miasms.
130: Minié Balls.
131: Mitchell, Silas Weir (1829–1914).
132: Moore, Samuel Preston (1813–1889).
133: Morphine.
134: Mortality, of Soldiers.
135: Mortality, of Surgeons.
136: Mosquitoes.
137: Mudd, Samuel Alexander (1833–1883).
138: Musicians, as Medical Assistants.
139: Negligence, by Medical Staff.
140: Newsom (Trader), Ella King (CA. 1833–1919).
141: Nightingale, Florence (1820–1910).
142: Nuns.
143: Nurses.
144: Officer of the Day.
145: Olmsted, Frederick Law (1822–1903).
146: Opiate Use and Addiction.
147: P.A.C.S..
148: Pember, Phoebe Yates Levy (1823–1913).
149: Peninsula Campaign (1862).
150: Pneumonia.
151: Porcher, Francis Peyre (1825–1895).
152: Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder.
153: Prisoners of War.
154: Quartermasters.
155: Quinine.
156: Quintard, Charles Todd (1824–1898).
157: Resection.
158: Reserve Surgical Corps.
159: Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests.
160: Rheumatism.
161: Richmond, Virginia.
162: Sanitary Fairs.
163: Sanitation.
164: Scurvy.
165: Shiloh, Battle of (1862).
166: Sickles, Daniel Edgar (1819–1914).
167: Smallpox.
168: Southern Practitioner.
169: Splints.
170: Stewards, Hospital.
171: Stout, Samuel Hollingsworth (1822–1903).
172: Stretchers.
173: Strong, George Templeton (1820–1875).
174: Subsistence Department.
175: Substitutes, for Supplies.
176: Supply Table.
177: Surgeon General.
178: Surgeon in Charge.
179: Surgeons.
180: Surgeons, Acting Assistant (Contract).
181: Surgeons, Assistant.
182: Surgeons, Brigade.
183: Surgeons, Post.
184: Surgeon's Call.
185: Tartar Emetic.
186: Tents, Hospital.
187: Tetanus.
188: Tompkins, Sally Louisa (1833–1916).
189: Tripler, Charles Stuart (1806–1866).
190: Tuberculosis.
191: Turner's Lane Hospital.
192: Typhoid Fever.