Pathogenic Paths of Least Resistance

Last Updated by Jane Schultz on

In this blog post, Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., explains how a large number of patients in military hospitals ended up there because they had been exposed to infectious diseases.

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A Syndrome by Any Other Name

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Guest blogger Jason Richman, screenwriter for Episode 4: The Belle Alliance, examines PTSD's history and shares his approach to writing Tom Fairfax's character and story arc.

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19th Century Surgical Instruments

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Guest blogger Anthony P. Tizzano, MD, FACOG, illustrates how Dr. Foster and others of his time had access to a growing collection of surgical instruments, driven by medical necessity brought about by the Civil War.

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19th Century Operative Gynecology

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Guest blogger Anthony P. Tizzano, MD, FACOG details the evolution of operative gynecology and abdominal surgery.

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Military Service and Manhood in the Civil War Era

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In this blog post, Anya Jabour, Ph.D., reveals how for many young men, joining the Confederate army was an important coming of age ritual, a marker of both manhood and adulthood.

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Sisterhood

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In this post, Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, dives deeper into women’s roles and sisterhood, as seen especially in Episodes 3 and 4, where women are seen supporting each other through difficult times.

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Sympathy and Science: Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality in the 19th Century

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In this post, Shauna Devine, Ph.D., details caesarean sections, maternal care and maternal mortality in the 19th Century.

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