Empty Sleeves: Amputation In The Civil War South (Uncivil Wars).pdf
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press: 1 edition (30 April 2015)
By: Brian Craig Miller (Author)
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Still, amputation was a stark fact for many soldiers. On their return, southern amputees remained dependent on their spouses, peers, and dilapidated state governments to reconstruct their shattered manhood and meet the challenges brought on by their newfound disabilities. It was in this context that Confederate patients based their medical care decisions on how comrades, families, and society would view the empty sleeve. In this highly original and deeply researched work, Miller explores the ramifications of amputation on the Confederacy both during and after the Civil War and sheds light on how dependency and disability reshaped southern society.
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