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Unformatted text preview: Notes Amputation by Surgeons with Union Army Medical Wagon- More soldiers killed by disease then by injury- Sleeping on ground without adequate camps & food- Still an astonishing number of deaths from bullet wounds, etc- No antibiotics so wounds got infected and you died- People would cut themselves with knives, machetes- Had to perform surgery where no medical place is set up- tables outside camp- Amputations were common- People who got amputations had a better chance to survive, but people who got them also had a very high death rate- Desertion was a problem throughout the war- Many were enrolled for 6 months- Even 1 or 2 year enrollments ran out- People left US Sanitary Commission Aids Northern Soldiers- Led by men and staffed by thousands of female nurses- Women raised thousands of dollars- Provided clothing, bedding, coats, etc.- Before Civil War, female nurses were opposed & inappropriate it was all men- Civil War there wasnt enough men, so women were trained- Troops wouldnt let women treat them early on, but they eventually became so...
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Reginald during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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