Civil War's Influence on Medicine

Shauna Devine talked about her book Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science, in which she examines the Civil… read more

Civil War's Influence on Medicine Shauna Devine talked about her book Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science, in which she examines the Civil War’s impact on medicine. In the book, she argues that medicine in the United States was antiquated and unprepared for the Civil War, but during the conflict, Union Army physicians adapted new practices for the study and treatment of wounds and diseases. She said these advances had a lasting influence on American medicine. Her remarks took place the at the Society of Civil War Historians dinner, which was part of the Southern Historical Association’s annual meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas. Professor Devine received the Tom Watson Brown Book Aawrd at this dinner for her book. close

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  • Shauna Devine Assistant Professor Western University->History Department
  • John Inscoe Secretary-Treasurer (Former) Southern Historical Association

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Civil War's Influence on Medicine

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Program ID:
400365-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
First Aired:
Dec 19, 2015 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Dec 28, 2015 | 4:49am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 19, 2015 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 19, 2015 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 27, 2015 | 10:49am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 28, 2015 | 4:49am EST | C-SPAN 3
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