By Gordon E. Dammann
Dr. Alfred Bollet’s Civil conflict drugs: demanding situations and Triumphs received large acclaim as knowledgeable examine. Now, in collaboration with Dr. Gordon Dammann, Dr. Bollet has taken his services one step additional and pictorially illuminated this interesting bankruptcy in scientific heritage. that includes 250 infrequent archival photos, photos of Civil struggle drugs is a complete visible encyclopedia of treatment in the course of a seminal occasion in American historical past. The booklet showcases the uniforms, gear, and individuals of a big staff of person Civil struggle medical professionals — “Cartes de Visites” — in addition to resonant photographs of present pre-war constructions used to heal the in poor health. additionally listed below are fashionable scientific educators, hospitals, stewards, and ambulances,as good as pictures of surgery, dentistry, nursing, and embalming. perfect for Civil struggle buffs, historians, and scientific heritage lovers, photos of Civil battle medication provides a whole review of this era's medical realities.
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Tooth extractions were often incomplete, leaving the roots behind to cause problems later. Union soldiers often had to consult civilian dentists when they needed care, paying for the services from their own pockets. For example, when Sherman’s troops reached Savannah, his men besieged dental oﬃces. ) As the physical examinations for Union recruits improved, extensive cavities, numerous missing teeth, and bad periodontal disease were listed as causes for rejection. The records, however, show relatively few actual rejections for these reasons.
The development of nursing for Civil War soldiers played a major role in the evolution of the nursing profession in the United States. Nuns A t the time of the Civil War, the only training in nursing was that provided to some groups of Catholic sisters. In areas close to the ﬁghting, such as in cities near northern Virginia after Bull Run, nuns of several orders left their ordinary functions and made themselves indispensable as hospital nurses. Subsequently, many surgeons in charge of hospitals speciﬁcally requested nursing help from a nearby order and the request was immediately granted.
1892, p. 203. 2 Nutting, M. , A History of Nursing: The Evolution of Nursing from the Earliest Times to the Foundation of the First English and American Training Schools for Nurses. New York: Putnam, 1907. 3 Carlisle, R. , ed. An Account of Bellevue Hospital. New York: Society of the Alumni of Bellevue Hospital, 1893 (repub. 1986), p. 35. 4 Candido, J. , Sisters and nuns who were nurses during the Civil War. Blue and Gray Magazine, 1993; vol. x: pp. 11–30. , Angels of the Battleﬁeld: A History of the Labors of the Catholic Sisterhoods during the Late Civil War.
Images of Civil War Medicine: A Photographic History by Gordon E. Dammann