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Title Civil War pharmacy : a history / Michael A Flannery ; foreword by Margaret Humphreys.
Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2017.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Edition Second edition.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 317 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care.
Pharmacy -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Medicine, Military -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States.
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) fast (OCoLC)fst01351658
Genre History.
Contents Part I. Setting the Stage : Civilian Aspects of Pharmacy during the Civil War -- Civil War Pharmacy and Medicine : Comparisons and Contexts -- The State of Pharmacy in America, 1861 -- Angels of Mercy : Women and Civil War Pharmacy -- Part II. Pharmacy in the Union -- The Principals : Medical Purveyors and Hospital Stewards -- The Supplies : Drug Distribution and Manufacturing -- The Ailments and Medicines : A Military Materia Medica and Therapeutics -- The Remedies of Choice : Calomel and Quinine -- Part III. Pharmacy on the Battlefield and at Sea : A Minority Report -- Battlefield Pharmacy -- Naval Pharmacy -- Part IV. Pharmacy in the Confederacy -- Administration -- Fighting More with Less -- The Materia Medica -- Epilogue: "The Consciousness of Duty Faithfully Performed" : An Appraisal of Civil War Pharmacy -- Bibliographical Essay -- Gallery of illustrations beginning on page ... -- Appendixes: A: Union and Confederate Standard Supply Tables -- B: Circular no. 3, Confederate States of America, Medical Purveyor¿s Office C: A Materia Medica for the South; A Selected List of Medicinal Substances from Porcher¿s Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests -- D: Medicine Chest Outfit for the U.S. Navy -- E: Circular No. 6 -- F: How to Read and Fill a Civil War Prescription -- G: Some Common Prescriptions of the Civil War Period Including the Basic Syrups with Monographs on the Principal Substances: Alcohol, Cinchona, Hydrargyrum (Mercury), Opium, and Quinine.
Summary "This book covers pharmacy during the American Civil War from four primary aspects: civilian pharmacy, including women's voluntary organizations; pharmacy in the Union; pharmacy in the Confederacy; and pharmacy on the battlefield and at sea. It gives a thorough overview of the professional, economic, and military factors comprising pharmacy from 1861 to 1865"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Flannery, Michael A., 1953- Civil War pharmacy. Second edition. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2017] 9780809335923