New York Times Bestseller!
The first biography of a previously obscure Civil War surgeon who revolutionized battlefield medicine and trauma care
on three of the bloodiest battlefields of the Civil War.
"As medical director of the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War, Jonathan Letterman made important
innovations in the battlefield evacuation and treatment of wounded men that changed the history of military medicine.
With sensitivity and insight,Scott McGaugh presents the story of this fascinating figure and his legacy, which has saved
uncounted thousands of lives of soldiers wounded in many wars."
—James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of Battle Cry For Freedom