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Civil Surgery: 'Bleeding Blue and Gray'

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Surgeon and medical historian Ira Rutkow's new book is Bleeding Blue and Gray: Civil War Surgery and the Evolution of American Medicine.

In Blue and Gray, Rutkow draws on his own expertise — and exhaustive research — to reveal how American medicine was changed by the war. From legendary battles to lesser-known political infighting, the events that shaped soldiers' lives are explored.

Rutkow is also the author of Surgery: An Illustrated History, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; he is a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Bleeding Blue And Gray

Civil War Surgery and the Evolution of American Medicine

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