Civil war medical tools surgical scalpel straight forceps - bullet extractors- for removing lead projectiles. In retrospect, the surgeons in the civil war did an outstanding job as a result of the war, america gained hundreds of competent surgeons who would lay the foundations of modern surgical specialties.
Guide to resources related to civil war medicine biographical resources on civil war surgeons. The remains of two civil war soldiers have been discovered in a surgeon’s burial pit at manassas national battlefield park in virginia “this is the first time in history that a surgeon’s. A typical surgeon's kit from the civil war included various saws for amputations meredith rizzo/npr hide caption toggle caption meredith rizzo/npr a typical surgeon's kit from the civil war.
Civil war federal army surgeon information michael echols discusses antique surgical instruments and the civil war cdv's of surgeons, and links to other civil war surgical instrument information both complete sets and individual instruments are wanted to buy.
Roster of civil war surgeons dr michael echols the first edition of the roster contained only 93 pages, and was first published in 1875, and again in 1878 under the title. Journal of civil war medicine all graphics are property of the society of civl war surgeons, inc unless otherwise stated all articles cannot be copied or downloaded without the written permission of the author and/or publisher. The civil war army surgeon and his work however brilliant the tactics and strategy, it should be remembered that an essential factor in all warfare must be the physical efficiency of the man behind the gun.
Union civil war surgeons database created by the ruth lilly medial library containing demographic, military and other information about union civil war surgeons union surgeons in the civil war.
Many other civil war surgeons made the same point: amputations saved lives and failure to perform necessary ones sometimes resulted in fatal infections the image that surgery during the civil war consisted of amputations, amputations, and more amputations, many done unnecessarily, developed early in the war.
A description of civil war field surgery the most common civil war surgery was the amputation a few words about why there were so many amputations may be appropriate here many people have construed the civil war surgeon to be a heartless indivdual or someone who was somehow incompetent and that was the reason for the great number of amputations performed this is false. The copy below is the second edition and is the original alphabetical list of the battles of the war of the rebellion with dates and a roster of all the regimental surgeons and assistant surgeons in the hospital service of the union army during the civil war including surgeons and assistant surgeons assigned to the us colored troops.