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Author Seed, David, editor.

Title Life and Limb : Perspectives on the American Civil War.

Published Oxford : Liverpool University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-198) and index.
Summary A fascinating collection of primary sources on medical experiences in the US Civil War.
Other author Kenny, Stephen C. (Stephen Christopher), editor.
Williams, Chris (Research and knowledge exchange impact officer), editor.
JSTOR issuing body.
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.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781781384268 (electronic bk.)
1781384266 (electronic bk.)
9781781382509 (pbk.)
1781382506 (pbk.)