Roster of civil war surgeons dr michael echols the first edition of the roster contained only 93 pages, and was first published in 1875, and again in 1878 under the title.
The efforts of civil war surgeons should be compared with those of their contemporaries: doctors who treated the casualties of the crimean war of 1854-1856 and the franco-german war of. The specific goal of the society of civil war surgeons is to promote, in both members as well as the general public, a deep and abiding appreciation for rich medical heritage of the american.
This review describes medical and surgical care during the american civil war this era is often referred to in a negative way as the middle ages of medicine in the united states many. A 2016 research paper found that civil war surgery was effective at improving patient health outcomes the study finds that in many cases [surgery] amounted to a doubling of the odds of. Receiving the medal of honor during the american civil war, was the first female us army surgeon, prohibitionist, abolitionist, first and only female medal of honor recipient spouse(s. Reenacting the civil war ron kirchgessner portrays major richard conover, surgeon for the 108th illinois major conover served in the civil war from august 28, 1862 until august 5, 1865.
Behind the lens: a history in pictures surgery in the civil war by stanley b burns, md castings and medication administration round out the daily work of a civil war surgeon the. How did civil war surgeons cope peter stanley originally published in june 2014 in the surgeon’s call, volume 19, no 1 there is a familiar figure in civil war literature: that of the. Illustrated use of surgical instruments during the civil war by dr michael echols illustrations below are from the civil war hand-book of surgical operations , 279 pages, 1862, by stephen.
There is a surprising amount to be learned from doctors' diaries, and j franklin dyer's the journal of a civil war surgeon (edited by historian michael b chesson) is one of the best.