"Some System of the Nature Here Proposed": Joseph Lovell's Remarks on the Sick Report, Northern Department, U.S. Army, 1817, and the Rise of the Modern US Army Medical Department

"Some System of the Nature Here Proposed": Joseph Lovell's Remarks on the Sick Report, Northern Department, U.S. Army, 1817, and the Rise of the Modern US Army Medical Department
Title:
"Some System of the Nature Here Proposed": Joseph Lovell's Remarks on the Sick Report, Northern Department, U.S. Army, 1817, and the Rise of the Modern US Army Medical Department
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008-023-00155-3
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9780160928734
Description

A regimental surgeon promoted to hospital director in the War of 1812, Joseph Lovell, MD, became the first Army staff-level surgeon general. This volume in Borden’s history of medicine series is an in-depth analysis of how Lovell’s report on Army medicine just after the war gave rise to innovations, from focus on the soldier’s welfare and preventive medicine to accurate epidemiology and experimental research, that formed the organizational and functional principles of today’s professional and effective Medical Department.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Stephen C. Craig, Colonel (Retired), Medical Corps, US Army, is an assistant professor of medical history at Uniformed Services University and the author of In the Interest of Truth: The Life and Science of Surgeon General George Miller Sternberg, published by Borden Institute in 2013.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: 

Dedication v
Foreword ix
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction xiii
Chapter 1 A Second War for Independence 1
Chapter 2 America, 1815–1818 25
Chapter 3 Joseph Lovell and Remarks on the Sick Report 43
Chapter 4 The First US Army Medical Department 73
Epilogue 113
Index 135

Audience

Military medical historians and general medical history professionals, as well as individuals who may have an interest in military history, would enjoy this resource. Hospital, university medical centers, university medical curriculums, and veteran hospitals might also have an interest in this historical medical reference for their libraries. 

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$18.00
International Price:
$25.20
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Borden Institute, US Army Medical Center and School
Author:
  • Craig, Stephen C.
Key Phrases:
  • Medical History
  • Lovell, Joseph
  • Sick Report
  • War of 1812
  • Army History
  • Military History
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0.8125
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Record Creation Date:
08/05/2015
Last Status Update:
07/29/2019
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