In Her Own Right

Jonathan Letterman letter

Image A00181486 1 lg
Date created 1864-09-26
Creators Letterman, Jonathan, 1824-1872
Description Major Jonathan Letterman was a surgeon and Medical Director for the Union Army during the Civil War; he is credited for developing the modern methods of triage and medical management in war settings. Says he has enclosed a report of Assistant Surgeon Alden concerning the interference of the Mayor and the ladies of the town in Hospital conduct.
Size 2 pages
Type text
Subjects United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | War work | Nursing
Geographical location Philadelphia (Pa.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library: Swarthmore College
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