After your pamphlet [ emphasis added ] shall have been finished , ” Moore told
Porcher on June 10 , 1862 , “ and the garden in operation , you can be assigned
to hospital duty . ” Porcher had made a point in his De Bow's article to highlight ...
Author: James M. Schmidt
Publisher: Anchor Books
Describes the battlefields, hospitals, and laboratories of the Civil War period while also considering the effects of the war on the mental and physical health of veterans many years later. This collection of essays also discusses the advances made in the understanding and treatment of diseases and wounds to the nervous system by the end of the war along with the new surgical techniques that were used to treat battlefield injuries once thought to be fatal. Topics also discussed include how the Confederate army marshaled a wide array of resources, including plants from its rich fields and forests, to furnish its physicians with medicines needed to treat patients and how each year of the war saw improved survival and better recovery as surgeons learned how to treat destructive injuries of the kidneys, bladder, urethra, and genitals-- injuries previously thought to be fatal.