Medical Histories of Union Generals

Medical Histories of Union Generals

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During the Civil War, the majority of the 583 Union generals studied here were afflicted by disease, injured by accidents, or suffered wounds. This book includes a glossary of medical terms as well as a sequence of medical events during the Civil War listing wounds, accidents, and deaths.As cadets, the most common diagnoses were respiratory infections, gastrointestinal complaints, toothaches, and ... Samuel P. Cartera#39;s extensive medical records during his prewar naval service recorded fever, diarrhea, flux, hemoptysis, and intermittent fever among his problems. ... Schuyler Hamilton was wounded in the chest by a Mexican lancer; when the lance was extracted, two ribs were fractured.

Title:Medical Histories of Union Generals
Author:Jack D. Welsh
Publisher:Kent State University Press - 2005-08-01


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