Pathogenic Paths of Least Resistance

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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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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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"Soldier’s Heart": Exploring PTSD During the Civil War

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Co-Creator and Executive Producer Lisa Q. Wolfinger details the discovery of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Civil War-era doctors and describes the creative decision to explore PTSD in the series.

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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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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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A Rough Landing for the New Nurse

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Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., is Professor of English and the Medical Humanities and Director of Literature at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis. She is co-editor of book series "Nursing History and Humanities.” In her first blog post, Schultz compares Mary Phinney's first day at Mansion House Hospital to the experience of real-life nurses during the Civil War.

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American Medical Education and the Opportunity of the Civil War

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Shauna Devine, Ph.D., is a historian of Civil War and American medicine. In her first blog post, Devine dives deep into the different background and training of wartime physicians and the medical challenges and opportunities of the Civil War.

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Practice and the Science of Medicine

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Shauna Devine is a historian of Civil War and American medicine. In this blog post, Devine details Surgeon General William Hammond’s contributions to innovation and science during the Civil War.

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Amputations and Infection in the Civil War Hospital

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In this post, Shauna Devine, Ph.D., details the medical examinations of the 1860s and how physicians of the time decided to treat various war wounds and injuries.

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