BLEEDING BLUE AND GRAY: Civil War Surgery and the Evolution of American Medicine
During the Civil War, no doctor could conceive of diseases and treatments in today's scientific terms. Though medicine stood on the cusp of a major revolution in the 1860s, during the war filth, diseases, and ancient remedies prevailed. Nevertheless, wartime experiences led medical personnel to later innovations in hospital-building, sanitation, and other critical aspects of health care. Photos.
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