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Doctors in Gray: The Confederate Medical Service

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H. H. Cunningham's Doctors in Gray remains the definitive work on the medical history of the Confederate army. Drawing on a prodigious array of sources, Cunningham paints as complete a picture as possible of the daunting task facing those charged with caring for the war's wounded and sick.

Of the estimated 600,000 Confederate troops, Cunningham claims that 200,000 died eith
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Paperback, 360 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by LSU Press (first published November 1984)
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Robin Friedman
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Study Of The Confederate Medical Service

Although books on the military and political aspects of the Civil War abound there are surprisingly few books devoted to the study of Civil War medical care. There are fewer books still that examine in detail medical care within the Confederacy. H.H. Cunningham's "Doctors in Gray" first was published in 1958 and remains an excellent study of the Confederate medical service.

The book begins with an examination of the specific medical problems the Confedera
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Jason R. Gross
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not as good as doctors in blue but it did open my eyes to the confederate medical progress of the war. I would have given it 5 stars of it did not have all those annotated notes that were not a good read that is my only complaint. The book talks about the whole 4 years of progression of medicine in the civil war from the stone age to better care of our wounded Americans. Great read.
Christie
Civil War medicine is always fascinating to me. Most books I have read though make the Confederate Medical Service seem like a fly-by-night, inefficient death machine. This book, though, delves into the administration and the medical men (and women) who served the Confederacy during the war; showing that it was actually quite methodical and well-supplied at least in the beginning. I found this book to be fascinating and learned quite a bit I did not know before, especially when it came to hospit ...more
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