Photographic Atlas of Civil War Injuries
George A. Otis, M.D., the Second Curator of the Army Medical Museum, collected 400 photographs of soldier injuries and anatomical specimens from 1865-1881. He compiled them into eight volumes each containing 50 photographs with corresponding case histories. These original volumes, however, had a very limited circulation and very few complete sets still exist.
This Atlas presents all 400 photographs and case histories from Otis’ original volumes along with over 100 additional photographs compiled into one book. Unavailable for over 100 years, these photographs provide a graphic representation of the incredible sacrifice soldiers from both sides of the conflict made for a cause in which they so fervently believed. By reading these solider stories and examining their wounds, the War suddenly becomes a very real and personal experience. One you cannot distance yourself from easily.
Hardback. 446 pages.