By Glenna R Schroeder-Lein
Truly equipped, authoritative, and readable, this first-of-its-kind encyclopedia bargains normal readers and students alike distinct insurance of the superb saga of Civil struggle drugs on either side of the clash.
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The largest could carry four to six men lying on stretchers, including two suspended on straps from the roof, as well as a number of patients who were able to sit up. Army boards developed new designs and modiﬁcations throughout the war, but thanks to the poor roads, ambulance 14 A M P U TAT I O N travel was never very comfortable. It was always desirable to take the patients the shortest distance possible to a railroad or boat for further transportation. With the establishment of an organized ambulance corps in the Army of the Potomac in August 1862, followed by the other armies the next year, the Union medical department developed a standard number of ambulances per regiment and had less need to rely on general-purpose wagons.
Notable Civil War generals who underwent amputations include Confederates Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson (arm), John Bell Hood (leg), and Richard S. Ewell (leg), and Federals Daniel E. Sickles (leg) and Oliver O. Howard (arm). See also: Alcohol, Medicinal Uses of; Anesthesia; Artiﬁcial Limbs; Bandages; Ewell, Richard Stoddert; Gangrene, Hospital; Gunshot Wounds, Treatment of; Hood, John Bell; Hospitals, Field; Infections, of Wounds; Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (“Stonewall”); The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion; Minié Balls; Mortality, of Soldiers; Opiate Use and Addiction; Resection; Sickles, Daniel Edgar; Splints.
See also: Ambulance Corps; Ambulance Trains; Antietam, Battle of; Bull Run (Manassas), First Battle of; Chickamauga, Battle of; Hospital Ships; Letterman, Jonathan; Quartermasters. Bibliography Bollet, Alfred Jay. Civil War Medicine: Challenges and Triumphs. Tucson, AZ: Galen, 2002. Haller, John S. Farmcarts to Fords: A History of the Military Ambulance, 1790–1925. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992. Schroeder-Lein, Glenna R. Confederate Hospitals on the Move: Samuel H. Stout and the Army of Tennessee.
The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine by Glenna R Schroeder-Lein