A Slight Correction

morning's work

The book identified in my last post as Civil War amputation photos is actually A Morning’s Work: Medical Photographs from The Burns Archive & Collection 1843-1939 by Stanley B. Burns, M.D., copyright 1998, published by Twin Palms Publishers

As there are numerous photos of civil war soldiers with amputations I trust you will forgive my misidentification.  That having been said, I would like to point out that this book is tastefully done (if such a thing could be said about medical photos).   A few examples:

morning's worka

morning's workab

There are, of course, photos in this book that are more intense per se, but nothing horrific.  At least not by my definition.  There are detailed notes in the back of the book that cover each photo.  This is a fascinating book.  Give it a try.  (Go on G. live a little).



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4 responses to “A Slight Correction

  1. Grignr

    That first picture confuses me..it looks like a Victorian lady busting some dance moves in bed. ?

  2. Grignr

    Is that a city in Pennsylvania?

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