Parasitic Diseases, Microscopy and the American Civil War

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Shauna Devine, Ph.D., discusses 19th Century microscopes and parasitic diseases and their treatments during the Civil War.

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Recording Anatomical Practice During the American Civil War

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Shauna Devine, Ph.D., explains how photography and medical sketches evolved our knowledge of disease, injury and the toll of combat during the Civil War era.

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Typhoid Fever and the American Civil War

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Shauna Devine, Ph.D., explains the history of typhoid treatment around the Civil War era and whether victims ever recovered.

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Blood Transfusions During the American Civil War

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Shauna Devine, Ph.D., delves into how developing ideas about science shaped research and experimental medicine during the Civil War.

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Chloroform and the American Civil War: The Art of Practice and the Science of Medicine

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In this blog post, Shauna Devine, Ph.D., chronicles the introduction of general inhalation anesthesia and how it transformed medical and surgical practice in the mid-19th century.

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Death, Bodies and the American Civil War

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In this blog post, Shauna Devine, Ph.D., details Americans' changing conceptions of death due to the enormous number of Civil War casualties.

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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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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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