Civil War Medicine

A Surgeon's Diary
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ISBN-13:
9780253040091
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
412
Autor:
Robert Hicks
Sprache:
Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung

In this never before published diary, 29-year-old surgeon James Fulton transports readers into the harsh and deadly conditions of the Civil War, as he struggles to save the lives of the wounded and diseased under his care.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgement


Introduction: Becoming a Doctor


Part I


Chapter 1: To Virginia, Measles and Typhoid (Diary, August 18, 1862 to February 19, 1863)


Chapter 2: Chancellorsville and "a Spiteful Morose Scamp" (Diary, February 22, 1863 to June 28, 1863)


Chapter 3: Searching for Flour at Gettysburg (Diary, June 29, 1863 to July 4, 1863)


Chapter 4: Return to Virginia and Christmas with Secesh (Diary, July 5, 1863 to December 25, 1863)


Chapter 5: "To bring man in communion with his God" (Diary, December 26, 1863 to January 29, 1864)


Chapter 6: Dr. Fulton after 1864


Chapter 7: Commentary


Part II


Chapter 8: "Examined at the University of Pennsylvania": Dr. Fulton, his Professional Milieu, and Military Medicine 1862-64, by Shauna Devine


Chapter 9: "We Got Up and Began to Pack our Medicines": What Dr. Fulton Prescribed, by Guy R. Hasegawa


Chapter 10: "We Soon Concluded to Operate": Dr. Fulton’s Tools and Methods, by James M. Edmonson


Chapter 11: "The Christian Commission also Brought in a Wagon Today": Dr. Fulton, Voluntary Relief Associations, and Women in Hospitals, by Barbra Mann Wall


Chapter 12: "We Made Up Soup as Fast as Possible": Nutrition and the 19th Century Male Body, by Margaret Humphreys


Chapter 13: "Such is the Character of Many Men": Dr. Fulton’s Politics and the Moral and Political Consciousness of Soldiers, by Randall M. Miller


Appendices


Bibliography


Contributors


Index

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