Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
Hardcover; 368 Pages
Arcade Publishing (2013)
Dr. Jonathan Letterman was a trendsetter in battlefield medicine and many of his innovations in the process of treating wounded soldiers continue to exist today. In the biography Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care, author Scott McGaugh does a remarkable job illustrating how Letterman skillfully built upon each battlefield experience to make improvements in army hygiene and the delivery of medical care to soldiers. This is a book with appeal for both Civil War and medical history enthusiasts.