ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR MEDICAL BOOK: UNITED STATES SANITARY COMMISSION (1863). COMPILED FROM DOCUMENTS AND PRIVATE PAPERS, BY LITTLE, BROWN, AND CO.

Civil War Medical Books

United States Sanitary Commission (1863). Compiled from documents and private papers, by Little, Brown, and Co.

The United States Sanitary Commission, a sketch of its purposes and its work. Details about the commission regarding it’s work to set up hospitals and tend to the injured and sick during the War.”This book was written in aid of the Boston Fair for the United States Sanitary Commission, Dec. 14, 1863, but was not a production of the Commission nor its officers, but is written by one who has served with the commission from the first.”

Size: small, 7 1/4 x 5 x 1 1/8 in.

Note some lightening of the color of the book’s spine for sunlight. Let this be a reminder to protect your books from excess light and heat!

The United States Sanitary Commission, formed in 1861, essentially embodied the fact that clean sanitation and removal of diseased or amputated body parts would behoove the leath of the union army. Although it does not sound fancy, it played a significant role in getting the sick and wounded off the battle field and continued to exist even after the civil war.