Marrow of Tragedy
The Health Crisis of the American Civil War
|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...