Death Is in the Breeze
By: M.D. Bonnie Brice Dorwart
Disease During the American Civil War
Death is in the Breeze is an exploration into the diseases and treatments of the Civil War, focusing on the illnesses that most commonly afflicted the soldiers. It includes numerous tables and illustrations to help the reader understand the prevalence of the different diseases, their diagnostic criteria, and the pharmaceuticals used to treat them. The book fills a large gap in our understanding of Civil War medicine, since surgeons spent very little time dealing with wounds and the majority of their time dealing with disease.
Softcover, 170 pages