Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
  • ISBN: 9780252070105
  • ISBN10: 0252070100

Gangrene and Glory Medical Care During the American Civil War

by Frank R. Freemon

  • List Price: $25.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/2001
used Add to Cart $11.20
You save: 57%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $17.50
You save: 33%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: This unusual, lavishly illustrated history of the Civil War takes a close look at the battlefield doctors in whose hands rested the lives of thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers and at the makeshift medicine they were forced to employ.A medical doctor and a credentialed historian, Frank R. Freemon combines poignant, sometimes horrifying anecdotes of amputation, infection, and death with a clearheaded discussion of the state of medical knowledge, the effect of the military bureaucracy on medical supplies, and the members of the medical community who risked their lives, their health, and even their careers to provide appropriate care to the wounded. Freemon examines the impact on major campaigns -- Manassas, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Shiloh, Atlanta -- of ignorance, understaffing, inexperience, overcrowded hospitals, insufficient access to ambulances, and inadequate supplies of essentials such as quinine.Presenting the medical side of the war from a variety of perspectives -- the Union, the Confederacy, the army, the navy, doctors, nurses, soldiers and their families -- Gangrene and Glory achieves a peculiar immediacy by restricting its scope to the knowledge and perceptions available to its nineteenth-century subjects. Now available for the first time in paperback, this important volume magnifies a neglected and crucial aspect of this bloody conflict.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
kelseyskorner
Location: Ferndale, WA
Very Good
Nice clean pages-no markings. Good clean cover. Good softcover book.
$11.20
Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$11.23
HPB-Emerald
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$14.03
DogStar Books
Location: Lancaster, PA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
0252070100. Photographs; 4to 11"-13" tall; 256 pages; Oversize paperback in
[...]
$15.18
Ambisenterprises
Location: Benton Harbor, MI Ask seller a question
New
Brand New! Not overstocks or remainder copy!
$16.26
Gian Luigi Fine Books, Inc.
Location: Albany, NY
Like New
9780252070105.
$16.87
Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Good
Excellent customer service. Prompt Customer Service. Buy with confidence.
$17.23
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).