1 Diseases Today I want to tell you about the diseases in World War one. Many of those diseases led to the dead of the soldiers because they had little knowledge and medicine. The conditions in the trenches were horrible. Little foot and fresh water, living in wet trenches, no medical care were the cause of those diseases: Trench foot, trench fever, gas, trench mouth, venereal diseases...Soldiers were sick, hungry and were exposure to the elements of nature. World War one was a really bloody affair.
People died due to many things; war or battle, lack of medical care, or even due to an epidemic. Medical care was rough back then, the shortage of doctors and the lack of medical facilites made the death toll high. Today, we see less people die due to epidemics, lack of medical care and even less due to battle. Thats all possible because medical care during the 20th century is very different form today, given that today we have better facilities, more doctors, and more advanced technology. In the battlefield, people were getting hit with bullets, IED explosives, grenades,
Handwritten and manually transcribed physician orders leave a lot of opportunity for errors. Specialists are infamous for having terrible handwriting, however many individuals are ignorant of how genuine a doctor 's poor handwriting can be. Nurses and other health care professionals give the wrong dosage to a patient when they misread the instructions given by the doctor on the chart or in the file causing drug and medication errors. According to Dr. Saleem (2012), you cannot not generalize and say that all doctors have a bad handwriting, However the public nature of the medical prescriptions that it is hard for the patient to read, actually doctors should have readable handwriting, this does not only protect the patient but also the doctor, who might be accused of malpractice in case of the wrong
Firstly, surgeons did not wear clean aprons when operating; they wore street clothes (Nastasi). When the surgeons did wear aprons, they were not regularly cleaned, and became literally caked in blood. In fact, it was believed that the more blood stains you had on your apron, the more seniority you had as a surgeon because it meant you have performed more operations (Nastasi). They were almost like “badges of honor” (Zhang). In addition, no one ever sterilized the operating theatre or cleaned the instruments, so bacteria and blood would be left behind and could cause infections (Nastasi).
Along with the soldiers not being trained, they also never were there to guard the towers they were assigned. The soldiers don't really have to worry about being trained if they are never in the place they are needed. This may have been an ample reason that Rome fell. With the chance of enemies coming to attack with untrained soldiers plus them not watching out for the city on top of that, the city was bound to fall apart eventually. When the soldiers were where they were assigned, they were always complaining how heavy the armor was.
As scary and terrorizing as Srulik’s encounters were, they were not nearly as frightening as being inside of the Nazi Death Camp. Srulik spent most of his time roaming the forest looking for food or going to farms asking for work. He had close calls with being captured, but weaseled his way out. Perhaps Srulik’s closest call with death was when his arm was caught in a farm machine and crushed his hand leading to infection. He had to have his arm amputated and almost died.
These were enormous losses. Uprisings began to take place, and in 1916 reports of socializing with the enemies began to be publicized. Soldiers were hungry and did not have any shoes, ammunitions, and even weapons. Sometimes entire divisions would be sent to the front without guns, only hoping that before they made contact
Spies, war nurses, and soldiers are what you’d expect to read in your favorite fictional stories. However, they actually existed in our own history. Furthermore, to the surprise of many, women were the ones called to fill these roles. Without their contributions during the American Revolution, many men would have starved, been killed in combat or from disease, or would have been captured by enemy camps. These women sacrificed themselves for the good of their country, whichever army that may be.
The plague had taken a toll onto the population as it continued to fall until slowing down by 1352. As Molly Edmonds states, “ the workforce had been destroyed -- farms were abandoned and buildings crumbled”. This helps to prove that there was a major loss of population by telling of how there wasn’t enough people to even keep the building stable. The medical response to the plague was very little due to them not knowing much about the epidemic at the time. They had observed that people who were around the sick had often became sick also (Calliope).
According to Chinese culture, number four is considered especially bad luck because it sounds like the word “death” (Boado, 2012). Thus, the four gap where the soldiers were ambushed may indicate misfortune as war will bring death and injuries to people no matter that person is soldier or civilian. Moreover, the plough tool has shown the time interval which is in the past as modern tractor is used in ploughing nowadays. In the past time, the medical field is still underdeveloped compare to the present. So, when people get serious injuries during the war, they might die because of lack of medicine.