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James M. Schmidt

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Hi! My name is Jim Schmidt and thanks for visiting my GoodReads Author Page! I am a chemist by training and profession and currently work for a biotech company near Houston, TX.

But by night (and by lunch!) I am a writer!

I have been writing historical pieces for magazines and newspapers for about 15 years. My work has been published in *North & South*, *The Artilleryman*, *Learning Through History*, *World War II*, *Chemical Heritage*, and *Today's Chemist* magazines. My column, "Medical Department," has appeared regularly in *The Civil War News* since September 2000.

My books include "Notre Dame and the Civil War: Marching Onward to Victory" (2010), "Years of Change and Suffering: Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine" (2009), and "L...more


"Miss Barton - Enclosed find a spirit photo - the spirit is Dr. Galen - he is one of the three leaders of Mrs. Morrison's "Medical Band" - has been out of the physical about 1700 years. Mrs. M. sees and talks to him as readily as we do with one another." - Letter to Clara Barton, 1874

Letter to Clara Barton - June 1875 - Sophia Smith Collection
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James Schmidt Melissa (ladybug) wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. :D"

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