Bleeding Blue and Gray

Civil War Surgery and the Evolution of American Medicine


Book Description

A gritty, compelling story well told.--Publishers Weekly

"Great storytelling that both Civil War buffs and fans of medical history will surely relish."--Kirkus

This landmark history charts the practice and progress of American medicine during the Civil War and retells the story of the war through the care given the wounded.

  • Re-creates the often grisly experiences of wounded and sick Civil War soldiers
  • Details efforts by doctors, nurses, politicians, and others to improve care
  • Highlights the work of volunteers like Walt Whitman and Louisa May Alcott

  • About the Author

    Ira M. Rutkow, a medical historian and retired surgeon, holds a doctorate in public health in addition to his medical degree. His other books include Seeking the Cure: A History of Medicine in America (978-1-4165-3841-7), James A. Garfield (978-0-8050-6950-1), and the New York Times Notable Book Surgery: An Illustrated History (978-0-8016-6078-8). He lives in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

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