character with the book. The photographs, while interesting, would benefit readers more if placed in appropriate locations throughout the volume, but this sort of thing is usually a choice beyond the author's power. Last to Leave the Field is a valuable addition to the collection of published Civil War letters that will benefit scholars and all students of the war. James H. Tuten james h. tuten, associate professor of history at Juniata College, is the author of Lowcountry Time and Tide: The Fall of the South Carolina Rice Kingdom (University of South Carolina Press, 2010.) Shooting Soldiers: Civil War Medical Photography by R. B. Bontecou. By Stanley B. Burns, M.D. (New York: Burns Archive Press, 2011. Pp. 163. Cloth, $50.00.) Doctored: The Medicine of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America. By Tanya Sheehan (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011. Pp. 202. Cloth, $74.95.) Studies in American medical photography have typically viewed the field through two lenses: photography as a means of documenting surgery, treatment, and hospitals on the one hand, and the emergence of clinical subjects, often objectified by the camera's gaze, on the other. These two books speak to and complicate such accounts. Burns makes us grapple with
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