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

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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.
ISBN: 9781625858900
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Images: 71
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Heather Butts JD, MPH, MA, is an Integration of Science and Practice (ISP) instructor and faculty advisor of the Part-Time Health Policy Management students at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where she teaches bioethics and public health law. She also serves as an adjunct professor in health law and bioethics at St. John's School of Law. She is the co-founder and board member of the nonprofit HEALTH for Youths Inc., which focusses on college readiness and preparation. She also the founder of the online training and education company LEARN for Life Consulting LLC and does college readiness and preparation counseling for high school students. Ms. Butts received her BA from Princeton University, her JD from St. John's University School of Law, her MPH from Harvard University School of Public Health and her MA in education from Teachers College.