The research topic I am proposing, how did the medical field impact the civil war, compared to hundreds of years later and how would the advancements later would affect the war? I will address the different aspects of the medicine as it relates to the war and how medicine technological advancements would impact the war. Important topics that contribute to the research are the alternative medicine that were implemented during the time. How did it affect the care providers and soldiers at the time? Also the common diseases that plagued the people, not only that
Civil War Battlefield Medicine In what a few may consider the first modern war, the Civil War was home to thousands of injuries and deaths. The Civil War was a devastating war where the Confederates, the South, fought for the idea that slavery should stay and should not be abolished and the Union, the North, fought for the abolishment of slavery. The typical soldier that fought during the Civil War were untrained farmers who either volunteered or were forced into battle. The Confederates started the war with approximately 750,000 troops and the Union with nearly 2 million.
The Civil War changed Americans and slavery in many ways. The war came with a cost. Over 620,000 people died from the union or confederacy. People lost many family members. They realized that they could have figured out another way to solve their differences.
The American Civil War changed America and the people of America for it was a life changing. The American Civil War started because of the argument over slaves. This war lasted for 4 long years. The death count was more than 625,000 death. The Civil War started because of a man named Abraham Lincoln.
During the Civil War in 1861, not only were there soldiers and battles, but there were also doctors. Doctors of the Civil War are less advanced than today’s. They had to deal with a lot of diseases, amputations, and finding a safe place to perform surgery. Thankfully today we have doctors and medical staff that is more sanitary, but what would the doctors have to have done during the Civil War? How did you become a doctor back then?
For years before the Civil War many countries and populations had slaves. Many were innocent people have been enslaved by their religion, their skin, their class, or native culture. For example the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians and the Jews by the Nazis all because of religion. Native people in Central America and the Caribbean were taken by the Spanish to work for no pay and for no reason. Others have been enslaved by their skin like in the American Civil War innocent Africans were taken from their homes and forced to work for no pay, their class was very low and no one wanted them as citizens.
Many can ask and wonder how it was possible for the civil war to change America. The honest answer is that it impacted America in many ways. For instance, it ended slavery as well as it was ratified with the thirteenth amendment. In addition, it was an example of showing society that war was not the answer to dealing with issues among countries. The effects it left on people were not anything that anyone should ever be exposed to.
In the American Civil War the advancement of weaponry caused many injuries and deaths. This led to infection and the advancement of surgical procedures and amputation. The most common Civil War surgery was amputation. Anesthesia was used in 95% of Civil War surgeries. By the Civil War anesthetic qualities of chloroform and ether were well known (Reimer).
The Civil War lasted for four years and it affected many lives. All types of people were impacted by the war. Many were children, leaders, African Americans, women, medical staff, and soldiers. Each person who was affected was never the same again. The Civil War didn’t just affect people physically but it also did emotionally and mentally.
Lynching Lynching in the United States was more common in the south, since people there was still unhappy about the civil war. « Lynching is the practice whereby a mob--usually several dozen or several hundred persons--takes the law into its own hands in order to injure and kill a person accused of some wrongdoing. » (Zangrado 1) The lynching period was between 1882 and 1968, a few years after the civil war. Although lynching did not just occur in the United States or between 1882 and 1968, it was a big event that caused lots of problems.