Chimborazo Hospital Case Study

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While Charlotte drank coffee in Charleston, South
Carolina, her husband James prepared to move from the
Tent City field hospital, near Petersburg, Virginia, to the
Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond. James’right knee and leg were injured December 1864 in the battle of New Market Heights and Fort Harrison, southwest of Petersburg, Virginia. The Confederate triumphed, but the many wounded, included James, were carried to the nearby field hospital. Now with the war over, the tent hospital must come down. All patients are to go the Richmond hospital for an examination by the chief medical doctor. He decides if they are well enough to be discharged. James spent the past five months in Tent City. When he first arrived at the

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