Richmond's Wartime Hospitals, by Rebecca Barbour Calcutt. While medical science made several advances during the Civil War, the doctors and hospitals in the Southern states faced overwhelming casulaties with few supplies and inadequate personnel. This book illustrates how exhausted resources rapidly defeated heroic Confederate medical efforts. (224 pages, 8.5 x 5.75, Hardcover)
A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment: Volume III, by Dr. Gordon Dammann. This third volume offers even more new information and photographs on this fascinating area of American history. (126 pages, 11 x 8.5, Paperback) - Item #1327
A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment: Volume II, by Dr. Gordon Dammann. This companion volume offers new information on a long-neglected Civil War subject written by one of the leading authorities on Civil War medical history. (96 pages, 11 x 8.5, Paperback)
A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment: Volume I, by Dr. Gordon Dammann. One of the largest private collections of Civil War medical instruments and equipment in the United States is pictured here along with a short narrative of medical practices of the times. (100 pages, 11 x 8.5, Paperback)
Before her wider fame as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott achieved recognition for her accounts of her work as a volunteer nurse in an army hospital. Written during the winter of 1862-63, her lively dispatches revealed the desperate realities of battlefield medicine as well as the tentative first steps of women in military service. By Louisa May Alcott. Paperback, 73 pages.
Doctors in Gray: The Confederate Medical Service, by H. H. Cunningham. Remains the definitive work on the medical history of the Confederate army. Paints as complete a picture as possible of the daunting tasks facing those charged with caring for the war's wounded and sick. (337 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
Civil War Medicine, by C. Keith Wilbur. Takes you on a detailed and fascinating tour through the medical history of this bloody and devastating war. Hundreds of illustrations, combined with well-researched and engaging text, tell the tale of the challenges presented to physicians with each new battle and the often heroic ways those challenges were met. (119 pages, 11 x 8.5, Paperback)
Recipient of the 1996 Jefferson Davis Award. Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust. Drawing on eloquent primary sources, this work shows the upheval caused by the Civil War, the disintegration of slavery, and the disappearance of prewar prosperity in the lives of the Confederacy's elite women. (326 pages, 9.25 x 6, Paperback)
Recipient of the 1998 Jefferson Davis Book Award. Lee's Miserables: Life in the Army of Northern Virginia from the Wilderness to Appomattox, by J. Tracy Power. Exhaustively researched, and based on a wide variety of letters and diaries drawn from manuscript sources throughout the Confederate South, this book traces the cautious optimism after the Wilderness campaign, where soldiers wrote of high spirits, to the rampant despair of the spring of 1865. Covers the standard topics: morale, rations, home front, and the like.