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Author Seed, David, editor.

Title Life and Limb : Perspectives on the American Civil War
Published Oxford : Liverpool University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements ; Introduction: Civil War Voices and Views; MEDICAL AND SURGICAL MEMOIRS; Early Experiences in the Field; Case 275; ACCOUNTS OF NURSING; With the US Sanitary Commission: On the Hospital Boat Wilson Small; Evacuation from Virginia, 1862; Hospital Routine; A Death in the Ward; Nurse and Spy; Front-line Nursing; 'The Mute Look that Rolls and Moves': Walt Whitman's Civil War; Specimen Days & Collect; MEDICAL FACILITIES AND PATHOLOGY; Jonathan Letterman on the Medical Corps; The Confederate Military Prison Hospital at Andersonville, Georgia
Field Hospitals: A GlimpseField Hospitals: The Need; Plea for an Ambulance Service; Hospital Broadside; Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia; Malingering; Roberts Bartholomew on Nostalgia; Medical Welfare Begins; (Dis)embodied Identities: Civil War Soldiers, Surgeons, and the Medical Memories of Combat; PHOTOGRAPHY; Painful Looks: Reading Civil War Photographs; Mathew Brady's Photographs: Pictures of the Dead at Antietam; AMPUTATIONS AND PROSTHETIC LIMBS; 'The Invalid Corps' (song); The Case of Napoleon Perkins; The First Amputee; Testimonial Letter; The Salem Leg (brochure)
Testimony of WearersThe Human Wheel; The Case of George Dedlow; Phantom Limbs; IN THE FIELD OF BATTLE; Diary: October 29, 1862; The Battle of Shiloh: Aftermath; The Battle of Ellyson's Mills; Aftermath of Battle, Cedar Mountain, Virginia; After the Battle of Winchester; Christian Fleetwood, The Negro as a Soldier; Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment; POST-WAR NARRATIVES; 'What I Saw of Shiloh'; 'The Coup de Grace' ; 'A Resumed Identity'; 'Recollections of a Private'; The Red Badge of Courage; The Aftermath; Contributors; Select Bibliography; Index; Plates
Summary A fascinating collection of primary sources on medical experiences in the US Civil War
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-198) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American Civil War
Military Medicine -- history
Military Personnel -- psychology
Artificial Limbs -- history
Veterans Health -- history
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Medical care
Psychological aspects
War and literature
SUBJECT United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care -- Sources
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literature and the war -- Sources
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Psychological aspects -- Sources
United States
Subject United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Kenny, Stephen C. (Stephen Christopher), editor.
Williams, Chris (Research and knowledge exchange impact officer), editor.
ISBN 9781781384268