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Hand-book for the military surgeon: being a compendium of the duties of the medical officer in the field, the sanitary management of the camp, the preparation of food, etc.: with forms for the requisitions for supplies, returns, etc.: the diagnosis and treatment of camp dysentery, and all the important points in war surgery, including gunshot wounds, amputation, wounds of the chest, abdomen, arteries and head, and the use of chloroform, Cincinnati, 1862.

Author/Artist: Blackman MD, George C. (1819-1871), Tripler AM MD, Chas. S. (1806-1866)

Type: Pamphlet

Topic: Military Medicine

Title page of the Hand-book for the military surgeon

Written by United States Army Surgeon Charles Tripler and Professor of Surgery George Blackman, this publication recounts strategies for battling persistent dangers to soldiers' health while living in camps including sanitary conditions, supplies, dysentery, and treatment of battle wounds.

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