Detail from the cover of Bleeding Blue and Gray.
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.