Tarnished Scalpels: the Court-Martials of Fifty Union Surgeons

By: Lowry, M. D. , Thomas P. ; Welsh, M. D. , Jack D. ; Krick, Robert K. (Foreword by)

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The Civil War surgeon faced a unique challenge: to answer to two very different authorities. On one hand, he was bound to uphold the principles of medical tradition, while on the other required to obey the regularions of the army. Not every doctor was able to rise to the challenge of these dual responsibilities and many Civil War surgeons ended up facing official sanctions for their alleged medical and/or procedural failures. Undoubtedly, some of these surgeons were guilty of negligence, perhaps even worse. But the great majority did their duty. Even those who fell short raise the question: Could we, with the same challenges and the same limited knowledge, have done better? With appendices and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Title: Tarnished Scalpels: the Court-Martials of Fifty Union Surgeons

Author: Lowry, M. D. , Thomas P. ; Welsh, M. D. , Jack D. ; Krick, Robert K. (Foreword by)

Categories: American h,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Stackpole Books: 2000

ISBN: 0811716031

ISBN 13: 9780811716031

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 003139

Keywords: LAW UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR MEDICINE SURGEONS WAR ETHICS,