So Romans eventually came up with the idea of performing surgery and having a medic off the battlefield for soldiers who were hurt really bad. These medics were usually captured on the battlefield and started off as being uneducated. But eventually,they got well trained and educated medics and doctors to perform the
Solutions to The Wounded Angels The Battle of Gettysburg fought on July 1863. This was a war between the Union Army and The Confederates. The Union Army won the battle that stopped the second invasion of the North. The Battle of Gettysburg was known as one of the bloodiest battles ever, which is crazy to think how many people got injured or even killed. On that note, we need to know how these injured soldiers were helped medically.
Walter Payton, former Bears running back, had died from a form of liver cancer. Even though his doctors were very optimistic about his condition in the past, he still died from primary sclerosing cholangitis. Per the Baltimore Sun, primary sclerosing cholangitis is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks its own tissues and scars the bile ducts. His physicians couldn’t believe that the problems he had from the liver disease would quickly kill a man with his physical abilities. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., diagnosed Payton with a side effect that caused his ducts to drain bile from his liver.
Mini-Research Essay “To his surprise, his father began very carefully to direct the needle into the top of the new child 's forehead, puncturing the place where the fragile skin pulsed.” (Lowry 149). In Lois Lowry’s The Giver, this is the way people of the community die, it seems unusual but people today choose to die of Euthanasia as well. In The Giver, Jonas finds out what happens when people get released from his community. Euthanasia is legal in some places but in certain places it is illegal. In The Giver, Jonas believes that releasing or Euthanasia is bad and the wrong way to kill someone but to other people they believe it is a peaceful way to die.
He calls these battles from 1861-1863. After the defeat at Gettysburg in 1863 the southern cause was doomed. The South did not have the resources to fight a long war. At the outset the North numbered 20 million people; the South had only nine million, four million of these were slaves. The Federals waged a war against Southern civilians destroying their crops, their cities, and their homes.
So, if you had a broken bone, chances are you would be stuck waiting for hours and maybe even days. Open latrines, decomposing food, and unclean water were often present in the field hospitals since doctors and surgeons didn’t understand the concept of germs, yet. These are minié balls. Most patients in field hospitals were shot with one of these. These were soft lead bullets used during battles in the civil war that caused catastrophic damage.
Sergeant has reported that there were over twenty-three thousand casualties in the union army, however we dealt a considerable blow to our opposition as well giving the Confederate forces a loss of twenty-eight thousand healthy soldiers. As I look back upon the battlefield we beheld the dead lying there as if the have fallen through resilience. An awful spectacle! Dead comrades and foes, pompous horses, and fragmented
The bad thing was that they were out of the medicine they needed to perform surgery, so we would have to wait till tomorrow but there was a chance he wouldn 't make it through tonight. As we sat there praying for the best the doctor came in and said that there was a new drug that does the same as the stuff they were out of but it was more expensive. We didn 't care and we sent him into surgery as soon
The casualties mainly are from disease/ infection and battle wounds. On the union 110,070 men died from battle wounds. More people on the Union side died from disease/infection in fact, 250,152 men died. Overall 360,222 died on the union side. On the Confederate side 94,000 died from battle wounds and 164,000 died from illness/disease.
I really enjoyed this talk by Sherwin Nuland about how he became so severely depressed due to a bad marriage that even the doctors thought nothing could be done for him. They felt the only thing left that might fix him, was a pre-fontal lobotomy and thankfully for him and for us that did not happen. If he had had a lobotomy, I doubt we would have had the chance to hear that wonderful speech he just gave. Anyhow, I was aware that electroshock convulsive shock therapy is one of the last resort treatments for depression and that it can help those that are severely depressed when nothing else would work. In fact, my husband’s grandmother received a form of it called insulin shock therapy for her depression many decades ago.