Ira M. Rutkow, who wrote Bleeding Blue and Gray, did his research at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick Maryland, New York Academy of Medicine as well as consulted many books on the Civil War. Ira is a clinical Professor of surgery atUniversity of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He holds a doctorate of public health fromJohn
The Ira wrote this book because many books on the Civil War dramatize the war. Ira wants to show the dynamics of medicine in the Civil War.
Ira’s methodology is chronological. The thesis of this book is that Northern Medicine in the Civil War change medical car for all Americans.
This book was written in 2005. I intend to use this book as a secondary source to help clarify the action the medical personal took towards dealing with scurvy. A problem with using this source is that the author is using his point of view about medicine in the Civil War.
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