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Medicine during the civil war 1861-1865 when walt whitman wrote that he believed the real war would never get into the books, this is the side he was talking about. Medicine and hygiene during the war bloodletting, blistering and purging were often used doctors were often encouraged to use mercury, which is. Start studying civil war medicine learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. George wunderlich, executive director, the national museum of civil war medicine says southern care was best at the big hospitals, so you tried to get to them.
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