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Arthur, T.S. “The Soldier’s Letter.” Peterson’s Magazine, March 1863.

Barnes, Joseph K. The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1870.

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Boynton, H.V. “Fraudulent Practices of Pension-Sharks; Uselessness of Pension-Attorneys.” Harper’s Weekly, March 5, 1898.

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Casselman, A. B. “An Inside View of the Pension Bureau.” The Century; a Popular Quarterly, May 1898.

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Douglass, Darwin DeForrest. The Douglass Patent Artificial Limbs. Springfield, Mass.: Bowles & Co., 1865.

Foote, A.R. “Degradation by Pensions.” The Forum, December 1891.

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George R. Fuller Co. The Making of a Man: Being a Description of Artificial Limbs and How They May Be Adopted by Those Who Have Suffered Loss of Their Natural Limbs. Rochester, N.Y.: George R. Fuller Co., 1902.

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Keen, William W., S. Weir Mitchell, and George R. Morehouse. “On Malingering, Especially in Regard to Simulation of Diseases of the Nervous System.” The American Journal of the Medical Sciences 47, no. 96 (October 1864): 367–94.

“Letters Received from Dorothea Dix, 1858 – 1868,” n.d. Record Group 418, Entry 25. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Marks, Amasa Abraham. Marks’ Patent Artificial Limbs, With India Rubber Hands and Feet. New York: William B. Smyth, Job and Card Printer, 1867.

Marks, George E. A Treatise on Artificial Limbs with Rubber Hands and Feet. New York: A.A. Marks, 1901.

Meacham, Henry H. The Empty Sleeve: Or the Life and Hardships of Henry H. Meacham in the Union Army. Springfield, Mass., 1869.

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Mitchell, S. Weir. In War Time. New York: The Century Co., 1903.

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Mitchell, S. Weir, George R. Morehouse, and William W. Keen. Gunshot Wounds and Other Injuries of Nerves. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1864.

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Ordronauz, John. Report to the U.S. Sanitary Commission. On a System for the Economical Relief of Disabled Soldiers, and on Certain Proposed Amendments to Our Present Pension Laws. New York: Sanford, Harroun & Co., 1864.

Palmer, Benjamin Franklin. The Palmer Arm and Leg: Adopted for the U.S. Army and Navy by the Surgeon-General, U.S.A., and by the Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery : Manufactured Only Under the Direction of the Inventor and Patentee. Philadelphia: American Artificial Limb Company, 1865.

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