Monday, March 16, 2009

The Constitution States Celebrates Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Medicine

Call it what you want: "The Constitution State," "The Nutmeg State," "The Provisions State," or the "Land of Steady Habits": Connecticut has a rich history, from the Mohegans who occupied the territory before the arrival of Eurpoean explorers in the early 1600s, to its rich American history, including the American Civil War.

Connecticut Medicine - the Journal of the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) - saw fit to celebrate that heritage by devoting a recent issue (February 2009, Vol. 73. No. 2) with a special section "Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln."

The issue includes a number of interesting articles relating to Lincoln and the Civil War, such as:

  • Lincoln in Connecticut
  • Four Connecticut Physicians: Window to Civil War Medicine and Service
  • Knight army Hospital: 1862-1865
  • Abraham Lincoln: Medical Aspects of His Life
  • Civil War Anesthesia: Gift of Connecticut Dentists
  • Remembering Abe Lincoln
  • and others
I'll be covering the articles - and their authors - in more detail in a future installment of my "Medical Department" for The Civil War News. Until then, copies of the issue are available to non-members of the CSMS for $10 (postpaid) by contacting:

Managing Editor, Connecticut Medicine
Connecticut State Medical Society
160 St. Ronan Street
New Haven, CT 06511-2312

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