Civil War Medicine

Research and Publications on Civil War Medicine by Guy R. Hasegawa


Guy R. Hasegawa received a B.A. in zoology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After completing a residency in hospital pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he worked as a clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he also served as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Since 1988, he has worked for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Bethesda, Maryland, as an editor for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. His pharmacy-related publications date back to 1978.


Dr. Hasegawa's research in Civil War medicine has dealt with diverse topics, including pharmacy, medical purveying, medical cadets, chemical weapons, and artificial limbs. He has published numerous historical articles in scholarly journals and contributed a chapter to the book Years of Change and Suffering, which he coedited with James M. Schmidt. His book Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs was published in September 2012. His newest work, Villainous Compounds: Chemical Weapons and the American Civil War, was released in fall 2015.


Dr. Hasegawa is a member of the following historical organizations:


American Institute of the History of Pharmacy


National Museum of Civil War Medicine (on board of directors, 2004-2016)


Society of Civil War Surgeons (Director Emeritus; on board of directors, 2002-11)


Society for the History of Navy Medicine