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Medical history of the 19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Volunteers

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Creator: Bailey, Mahlon

Date: 1869

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Manuscripts

Call Number: Military History Coll. 617, Box 4, Folder 11

Unit ID: 210769

Summary: Mahlon Bailey, the regimental surgeon, recorded this medical history of the 19th Kansas Cavalry. This history includes information on the hasty physicals given to new recruits, wounds received in battle, and other medical problems encountered on the trail, as well as general information about the day-to-day activities of the soldiers. Located at the end of the report is a chart detailing the medical problems of the regiment, including the number of cases of dysentery, gonorrhea, pneumonia, ulcers, burns, and sprains (among many others). At the end of these charts, Bailey expresses his appreciation to the commanders of the regiment, thanking them for following his medical advice and showing concern for the health of their soldiers.

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Title (Main title): Medical history of the 19th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry Volunteers

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