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Title Blood and germs : the Civil War battle against wounds and disease / by Gail Jarrow.
Author Jarrow, Gail, author.
Publication New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2020]
Copyright date ©2020
Edition First edition.
Description 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Call # 973.775 J
Audience Ages 10-17.
Summary "...explores the science and grisly history of U.S. Civil War medicine, using actual medical cases and first-person accounts by soldiers, doctors, and nurses. The Civil War took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans and left countless others with disabling wounds and chronic illnesses. Bullets and artillery shells shattered soldiers' bodies, while microbes and parasites killed twice as many men as did the battles. Yet from this tragic four-year conflict came innovations that enhanced medical care in the United States. With striking detail, this nonfiction book reveals battlefield rescues, surgical techniques, medicines, and patient care, celebrating the men and women of both the North and South who volunteered to save lives." -- Amazon.com.
"...explores the science and grisly history of U.S. Civil War medicine, using actual medical cases and first-person accounts by soldiers, doctors, and nurses."-- Publisher's description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-169) and index.
Contents Before you read on... -- "A day of war and bloodshed" -- Billy Yank and Johnny Reb -- Bugs, parasites, and microbes -- The Virginia quickstep -- Onions for your soldier -- Doctors in blue and gray -- The murderous Minié -- Rescuing the wounded -- Under the knife -- Pus and gangrene -- Healing -- After the guns fell silent.
Subject United States Sanitary Commission -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Medicine, Military -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Health aspects -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives -- Juvenile literature.
United States Sanitary Commission. (OCoLC)fst00533534
Medical care. (OCoLC)fst01013753
Medicine, Military. (OCoLC)fst01015285
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
1800-1899
Genre Young adult literature.
Illustrated works. (OCoLC)fst01423873
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Instructional and educational works. (OCoLC)fst01919931
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843
Instructional and educational works.
Personal narratives.
Illustrated works.
ISBN 9781684371761 (hardcover)
1684371767 (hardcover)

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