By: Thomas P. Lowry and Terry Reimer
Military Justice Proceedings Against 622 Civil War Surgeons
Over 11,000 surgeons served in the Union Army; 10,400 were well behaved. More than 600 found themselves in trouble for embezzlement, insubordination, rape, AWOL, desertion, stealing food, and a host of other misdeeds. One man was deemed “Drunk, but not too drunk to operate”, while another was found hoping into beds of women in the VD hospital, while yet another forged his own performance reports to his own excellent character. A statistical study compares their incidence of malpractice with that of today. These remarkable stories are accompanied by full citations and indexed by regiment.
Softcover, 144 pages