Healing Civil War veterans in New York and Washington, D.C

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The History Press,
Pub. Date:
2019.
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English
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Whether it is called shell shock, soldier's heart or PTSD, the devastation that war leaves in its wake is present throughout history. Soldiers and healthcare workers alike experienced such symptoms as depression, anxiety, rapid pulse and cardiac complications during the Civil War. Prominent figures such as Frederick Douglass, Medal of Honor winner Mary Edwards Walker, Clara Barton and others were instrumental in supporting healthcare for soldiers and medical workers. After the war, medical establishments in New York and Washington, D.C., arose to heal veterans physically and mentally. In 1866, Congress created the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, one of many vital attempts to provide postwar medical support. Author Heather Butts recounts the heroism of those who fought, healed and suffered long after the war ended.
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subject_facet United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans, Veterans -- Medical care -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century, Veterans -- Medical care -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century, Veterans -- Mental health services -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century, Veterans -- Mental health services -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century
title_display Healing Civil War veterans in New York and Washington, D.C
title_full Healing Civil War veterans in New York and Washington, D.C. / Heather M. Butts ; foreword by Hugh F. Butts
title_short Healing Civil War veterans in New York and Washington, D.C