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Author Hasegawa, Guy R.

Title Mending Broken Soldiers : the Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2012

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Description 1 online resource (162 pages)
Contents Cover; Flaps; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1. Melancholy Harvest; 2. The Best Substitutes Known to Art; 3. Noble Charity; 4. Good and Serviceable Limbs; 5. An Act of Esteem and Gratitude; Gallery of Illustrations; 6. Manifold Difficulties; 7. Magnificent Benefaction; Appendix A.; Appendix B.; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Author Biography; Back Cover
Summary The four years of the Civil War saw bloodshed on a scale unprecedented in the history of the United States. Thousands of soldiers and sailors from both sides who survived the horrors of the war faced hardship for the rest of their lives as amputees. Now Guy R. Hasegawa presents the first volume to explore the wartime provisions made for amputees in need of artificial limbs-programs that, while they revealed stark differences between the resources and capabilities of the North and the South, were the forebears of modern government efforts to assist in the rehabilitation of wounde
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Soldiers -- Medical care -- Confederate States of America -- History
Soldiers -- Medical care -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Amputees -- Services for -- Confederate States of America -- History
Amputees -- Services for -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Artificial limbs -- Confederate States of America -- History
Artificial limbs -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Artificial limbs
Medical care
Soldiers -- Medical care
Technology
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Technology.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care.
United States
United States -- Confederate States of America
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012000923
ISBN 0809331314
9780809331314