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Marrow of Tragedy - a book by Humphreys, Margaret

Marrow of Tragedy

The Health Crisis of the American Civil War

Marrow of Tragedy( )
Author: Humphreys, Margaret
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $37.95
Book Description:

The Civil War was the greatest health disaster the United States has ever experienced, killing more than a million Americans and leaving many others invalided or grieving. Poorly prepared to care for wounded and sick soldiers as the war began, Union and Confederate governments scrambled to provide doctoring and nursing, supplies, and shelter for those felled by warfare or disease.

During the war soldiers suffered from measles, dysentery, and pneumonia and needed both...
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Detailed Subjects: Medical / Public Health
Medical / History
History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.21 Inches
Book Weight:1.5 Pounds

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