The Sanitary Commission Bulletin

United States Sanitary Commission]

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New York / Philadelphia / Washington, D. C., 1864 and 1865. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2". 27 issues in all (number 5, numbers 15-40). Disbound, some cellotape repairs at backstrip and inside margin. One leaf with closed tear in upper margin, condition of individual numbers good to fair. Library of Congress duplicate. Sabin 76677. Includes an account of the battle of Chattanooga; "Classification of wounds"; "Notes on nursing"; "The Ambulance Corps in the Army of the Potomac" (also, in a later issue, "Ambulances," with several illustrations); "Camp cooking"; "Anti-scorbutics"; "Prison at Andersonville, Ga."; patterns for hospital clothing; "Ten months in Libby Prison," by Louis Palma di Cesnola; reactions of patients to the assassination of Lincoln; and a sketch and description of a hospital fanning arrangement. The Sanitary Commission was founded in 1861 to coordinate the work of women who wanted to contribute to the war effort. The commission's goal was to promote clean and healthy conditions in the Union Army camps, field hospitals were staffed, money raised, and supplies provided. Among well-known women associated with the Sanitary Commission are Clara Barton, Dorothea Dix, Elizabeth Blackwell, Mary Livermore, and Louisa May Alcott. Uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 003497

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