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Detailed color lithographed view of Jarvis military hospital in Baltimore, by that city's greatest viewmaker of all time, Edward Sachse, a publisher there in 1864. The view documents the buildings and life of the hospital during the closing years of the Civil War.

The Jarvis U.S. General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, was a significant medical facility during the American Civil War. Established to cater to the Union Army's growing need for medical care, the hospital was named in honor of Edward Jarvis, a respected physician and public health advocate. Located strategically in Baltimore, a city that was a crucial junction between the North and the South, the hospital played a vital role in treating wounded soldiers from various battlefields. It not only represented the advancements in military medicine of the era but also reflected the broader social and political complexities of the war period. The Jarvis Hospital was part of a network of Union hospitals that collectively marked a transformation in the understanding and practice of military healthcare, laying foundations for modern medical systems.

Condition Description
Color printed lithograph on wove paper. Some dampstaining. Small losses at margins professionally reinstated.