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Doctors and Nurses in War

The new book Surgeon in Blue is the biography of Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War surgeon who, as chief medical officer for the Army of the Potomac, revolutionized combat medicine during four major battles of the war. Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg resulted in an unprecedented number of casualties, and his innovations saved countless lives. Among them was the first organized ambulance corps, and the establishment of hygiene and dietary standards. Learn about other brave doctors, nurses, and medics whose bravery and medical care saved lives while risking their own.

Revolutionary medicine, 1700-1800 by C. Keith Wilbur

Medics at war: military medicine from colonial times to the 21st century by John T. Greenwood, F. Clifton Berry Jr

In hospital and camp: the Civil War through the eyes of its doctors and nurses by Harold Elk Straubing

Bleeding blue and gray: Civil War surgery and the evolution of American medicine by Ira M. Rutkow

Our Army nurses: stories from women in the Civil War by [edited by] Mary Gardner Holland ; introduction by Daniel John Hoisington

A woman of valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B. Oates

World War II front line nurse by Mildred A. MacGregor (ex. Lieutenant Mildred A. Radawiec, Army Nurse Corp.)

We band of angels: the untold story of American nurses trapped on Bataan by the Japanese by Elizabeth M. Norman

And if I perish: frontline U.S. Army nurses in World War II by Evelyn M. Monahan & Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

The medic: life and death in the last days of WWII by Leo Litwak

The conscientious objector [videodisc] by Benedict, Terry

American daughter gone to war: on the front lines with an army nurse in Vietnam by Winnie Smith

War hospital: a true story of surgery and survival by Sheri Fink

On call in hell: a doctor's Iraq War story by Richard Jadick ; with Thomas Hayden

Baghdad ER [videodisc] by produced and directed by Jon Alpert