Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This dissertation uses the Civil War as a fulcrum to talk about the professionalization of American Medicine. Tracking doctors, nurses, hospitals, surgery, and other treatments, this dissertation describes their progression and professionalization over the nineteenth century. It argues that the Union and Confederacy deal with the Civil War in different ways, with the Confederacy pushing away from standardization and the Union embracing it.
Hoffmann, Nicolas Georges, "Off the Bloodied Grounds: The Civil War and the Professionalization of American Medicine." Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2019.