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Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment Vol. 1
Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment Vol. 1


 
Our Price: $9.95
Pages: 100
Trim: 8.5 x 11
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0-933126-32-9
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by Dr. Gordon Dammann

With chapters devoted to Surgical Procedures, Embalming, Disease, Bleeding, Venisection, Scarification and Cupping, this reference book is full of historical photographs and documentation of battlefield equipment used by doctors during the Civil War era. It is because of the Civil War that the profession of mortuary science became prevalent. The requests of families to have the bodies of the their loved ones transported home for proper memorial services made it necessary for a system of preservation to become a new profession.

Volume I is an impressive collection of instruments and equipment serve to illustrate the practices and techniques used by surgeons and doctors treating battlefield wounds suffered by soldiers on both sides during the American Civil War.