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Bleeding Blue and Gray Civil War Surgery and the Evolution of American Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0375503153

ISBN-13: 9780375503153

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ira M. Rutkow

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A landmark chronicle of Civil War medicine, Bleeding Blue and Gray is a major contribution to our understanding of America’s bloodiest conflict. Indeed, eminent surgeon and medical historian Ira M. Rutkow argues that it is impossible to grasp the harsh realities of the Civil War without an awareness of the state of American medicine at the time. At the outset of the war, the use of ether and chloroform remained crude, and they were often unavailable in the hellish conditions at the front lines. As a result, many surgical procedures were performed without anesthesia in the compromised setting of a battleground or a field hospital. This meant that “clinical concerns were often of less…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/19/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English