Medical Care During The Civil War

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The Civil War was one of the bloodiest and most brutal wars America has ever fought. Approximately 620,000 Americans died during this four year war.The medical care available during the war was very mediocre, and did not significantly help the majority of wounded or diseased soldiers.Two-thirds of the soldiers that died during the war were due to the lethal diseases.Some of the most common diseases found among soldiers were dysentery, typhoid fever, pneumonia, mumps, measles, and tuberculosis.These diseases were spread throughout many military camps because of poor sanitation, lack of clean living quarters, over-crowded camps, poor nutrition, and lack of shelter and clothing. A few of the most common methods used by physician to “cure” these
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