Accession Number : ADA309869

Title :   The Army Medical Department, 1865-1917. Volume 3,

Corporate Author : ARMY CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gillet, Mary C.

PDF Url : ADA309869

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 522

Abstract : The Civil War's chief legacy to the Medical Department was an increase in the traditional peacetime burdens of the Surgeon General's Office. In the years that followed the surrender at Appomattox, the office would be asked to create both a medical museum and a medical history using specimens and case histories gathered during the conflict; in response to a congressional mandate, to provide Civil War veterans with prostheses and the information needed for pension applications; and, for a briefperiod, to manage the medical care of freed slaves. As a result, for decades after the end of the conflict, the Army's surgeon generals dealt with war-related challenges while carving out the department's historic mission of guarding the Army's health.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY HISTORY, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *MILITARY SURGEONS, *VETERANS(MILITARY PERSONNEL), WARFARE, PEACETIME, HEALTH, CASE STUDIES, MISSIONS, HISTORY, CONFLICT, ARMY, PHYSICIANS, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, SURGERY, CIVIL DISTURBANCES, PROSTHETICS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE