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CARING FOR THE WOUNDED: MEDICINE IN THE CIVIL WAR
September 8 @ 7:00 pm
The American Civil War was fought at a time in history that some have described as “the end of the medical Middle Ages.” Two-thirds of the men died from disease in that war, not from their wounds. An understanding of germ theory was still a decade away. History buff and Civil war reenactor John Potera takes a look at the practice of medicine in the Civil War.