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Medical care -- United States -- Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Historical Medical Photographs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: HMP
Scope and Contents Since photography was invented in the mid-19th century, it has been used for medical purposes. The collection contains more than 4,000 photographs and showcases a variety of patients with diseases, injuries, and malformations, such as Civil War amputations, conjoined twins, and birth defects.

Please see the inventory linked below for further details.
Dates: 1865-1974, undated

John Hill Brinton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/269
Scope and Contents The papers of John H. Brinton, spanning 1853 to 1896, consist of a ledger, patient visiting lists, general business papers, and a letterbook. These papers span more than forty years of Brinton's medical career; especially well documented in the collection are Brinton's years as a Civil War surgeon and Superintendent and Director of General Hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee. Series 1 contains a ledger from Brinton's early practice. The ledger, spanning 1853 to 1859, contains...
Dates: 1853 - 1896

William H. Bartoll diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/200
Scope and Contents Diary, 1864 Jan. 1-June 27, of William H. Bartoll, describing his experiences as surgeon’s steward aboard the "Nahant", a Union ironclad monitor, stationed at Charleston Bay during the Civil War. Includes recipes and cash accounts as steward. Bartoll describes the general conditions and daily life aboard an ironclad with references to his medical work, including dispensing drugs and tending wounded; descriptions of military skirmishes; and impressions of the progress of the war. Diary also...
Dates: 1864

William M. Coffin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 2/297
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters, claim forms, affidavits, memoranda, and other documents, 1880-1911, concerning William M. Coffin's military pension and medical disabilities from his service in the Civil War. The papers describe Coffin's state of health and war related disabilities as well as his experiences with medical care and treatments during and after the war. Coffin suffered from typhoid fever, gunshot wounds, hemorrhoids, chronic diarrhea, and rheumatism.
Dates: 1880 - 1911