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Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War

David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781382509
eISBN:
9781786945297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This volume assembles selections from writings on the American Civil War in fiction, first-hand accounts and contemporary reportage, all supplemented with photographs. The focus falls on the injuries ... More


Medical and Surgical Memoirs

David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams (eds)

in Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781382509
eISBN:
9781786945297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter presents two excerpts to give first impressions of the medical situation during the Civil War. One is by William Williams Keen, the first brain surgeon in the USA describing the Battle ... More


The case of the cut-off hand: Angela Carter’s werewolves in historical perspective

Willem de Blécourt

in She-wolf: A cultural history of female werewolves

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089343
eISBN:
9781781708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The motif of the werewolf’s severed paw occurs in a variety of texts of different periods. In contemporary popular culture, it is probably most familiar from Angela Carter’s fiction and Neil Jordan’s ... More


Separating the Surgical and Commercial: Space, Prosthetics and the First World War

Julie Anderson

in Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526101426
eISBN:
9781526124166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101426.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The First World War witnessed an unprecedented scale of amputation. Traditionally, it has been argued that design and innovation were a direct result of the numbers of prostheses required to ... More


A Young Man Twice Burned: A Deviant Burial from West-Central Illinois

Della Collins Cook, Laura Gano, Kristin M. Hedman, Susan Spencer Helfrich, and Andrew R. Thompson

in The Odd, the Unusual, and the Strange: Bioarchaeological Explorations of Atypical Burials

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401032
eISBN:
9781683401216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401032.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Schild site in west-central Illinois comprises two Mississippian cemeteries (ca. AD 1030), one of which includes the burial of a young male (SA117) without a left hand who was buried on the ... More


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