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Disease, Death and Civil War Medicine

Historic site manager Paige Gibbons Backus discussed the state of medical knowledge at the beginning of the Civil War, including surgical practices and diseases common… read more

Historic site manager Paige Gibbons Backus discussed the state of medical knowledge at the beginning of the Civil War, including surgical practices and diseases common among the soldiers. She also described advances later in the war such as sterilization and reconstructive surgery that drastically improved a soldier’s chance of survival. This talk was part of a symposium on “The War in the East” hosted by the “Emerging Civil War” blog. close

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Disease, Death and Civil War Medicine

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Program ID:
474620-11
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 17, 2020 | 7:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 25, 2020 | 10:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Oct 17, 2020 | 7:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 18, 2020 | 5:12am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 25, 2020 | 10:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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