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Title Civil War medicine : a surgeon's diary / edited by Robert D. Hicks
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 393 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Becoming a Military Doctor; Part I; 1. To Virginia, Measles, and Typhoid: (Diary, August 18, 1862, to February 19, 1863); 2. Chancellorsville and "a Spiteful Morose Scamp": (Diary, February 22, 1863, to June 28, 1863); 3. Searching for Flour at Gettysburg: (Diary, June 29, 1863, to July 4, 1863); 4. Return to Virginia and Christmas with Secesh: (Diary, July 5, 1863, to December 25, 1863); 5. "To Bring Man in Communion with His God": (Diary, December 26, 1863, to January 29, 1864); 6. Dr. Fulton after 1864
13. "Such Is the Character of Many Men": Dr. Robert Fulton's Politics and the Moral and Political Consciousness of SoldiersAppendix A: Rules for the Examination of Assistant Surgeon Candidates and Examination Questions (1862); Appendix B: Gettysburg Reminiscences: A Surgeon's Story of the Battle on Pennsylvania's Soil.; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
7. CommentaryPart II; 8. "Examined at the University of Pennsylvania": Dr. Fulton, His Professional Milieu, and Military Medicine 1862-1864; 9. "We Got Up and Began to Pack our Medicines": What Dr. Fulton Prescribed; 10. "We Soon Concluded to Operate": Dr. Fulton's Tools and Methods; 11. "The Christian Commission Also Brought in a Wagon Today": Dr. Fulton, Voluntary Relief Associations, and Women in Hospitals; 12. "We Made Up Soup as Fast as Possible": Nutrition and the Nineteenth-Century Male Body
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 24, 2019)
Subject Fulton, James (U.S. Civil War surgeon) -- Diaries.
United States. Army -- Surgeons -- Diaries.
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 143rd (1862-1865)
United States. Army.
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 143rd (1862-1865)
Armed Forces -- Surgeons.
HISTORY -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Medical care.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care.
United States.
Genre/Form Diaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Hicks, Robert D., 1952- editor.
LC no. 2018050670
ISBN 0253040086