Surgeon in Blue
Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
By Scott McGaugh
(Arcade Publishing, Hardcover, 9781611458398, 342pp.)
Publication Date: July 2013
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Surgeon in Blue is a biography of Jonathan Letterman, the chief medical officer of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. He presided over some of the bloodiest battles in U.S. history, and is known today as the father of battlefield medicine. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to author Scott McGaugh. More at NPR.org
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