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.
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.