Doctoral candidate Lindsay Ray Smith‘s article,”More than Paper and Ink: Confederate Medical Literature and the Making of the Confederate Army Medical Corps,” has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming edition of Civil War History.
Smith’s work explores the influence of medical literature in the development of Confederate nationalism and vice-versa. During the Civil War the Confederate Medical Department published a number of medical texts aimed at creating an efficient Medical Corps, many of which argued that being a good Confederate was synonymous with being a good doctor. Smith examines the ways in which physicians’ quest for professional and intellectual authority became rooted in their sense of Confederate nationalism.
Smith’s article will be published later this year.