These were soft lead bullets used during battles in the civil war that caused catastrophic damage. These bullets pierced the skin, ripped the tissue, and shattered the bone, while a smooth bore bullet just broke bones and tore through tissue. These bullets were much more dangerous and fierce than others. Upon impact the bullet cut through the skin, flattened and/or splintered as they hit the target. Some soldiers even notched their bullets to ensure they would spread when they hit a person.
The war lasted from 1861 to 1865, and eventually the Union (the North) came out victorious under Ulysses S. Grant. Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general was not killed or imprisoned, but the 13th amendment was ratified, ending slavery. During the war, there had to be some way to try and save those mortally wounded. A new era of medicine arose, with all new treatments, procedures, and practices.
The Vietnam war itself wasn’t as bloody compared to other wars, but the percent that died is similar. Learning about World War II veterans, it is important to consider how veterans deal differently with their grief, the job of combat medics, and how those medics have a higher chance of experiencing PTSD after the war. Many lives were lost during the war and people were affected differently by these deaths. When people in general lose a close friend or a loved one, they experience grief in different ways. Losing a friend in battle could be a whole different situation, resulting in more
Whether you are on the field, court, rink, or even just running around outside sport injuries surround you. Sports medicine is very important in sports because if it wasn’t there players would be getting hurt more and they might not heal correctly. Without it players would be getting injured more and wouldn’t have the proper way to treat themselves. To start it off, sports medicine isn’t just antibiotics there are lots of physical treatments. When a player gets hurt they take antibiotics, but they are also exercising whatever they injured to keep that in shape.
Because of her relatively advanced knowledge of medicine, when compared to the knowledge of medical professionals during the 19th century, she has the ability to treat Rufus in a more appropriate and effective manner. She quickly realizes that he has malaria. Nigel, a slave at the Weylin Plantation, informs Dana that Rufus has contracted malaria before, but Tom Weylin, Rufus’ father and current owner of the plantation, refuses to call a doctor because “all the [doctor] knows is bleeding and blistering and purging and puking and making [people] sicker than they [were to begin with]” (Butler 202). Dana manages to help Rufus overcome his illness simply with aspirins and time. While she is taking care of Rufus, she also discovers that Alice Greenwood, a slave who is forced into becoming Rufus’ concubine, has lost two children because of the malpractice of medical professionals during the time.
Trench warfare could also impact a person’s mental stability and health as a result of witnessing heart-breaking scenes, mainly death. Trenches also limit your movement to a couple of meters for a long period of time (until a battle is won or lost), which could drive a soldier crazy. During World War I on the Western Front, opposing sides created intricate dugout systems protected by barbed wire to ultimately slow down the enemy. The land in-between the opposing sides is referred to as “no mans land”, due to its extreme vulnerability to artillery fire from both sides. The efficacy of trench warfare eventually ended as a result of the adoption and invention of the tank.
In addition to attracting more donations and paying patients, Grady officials believed a successful marketing campaign would enhance Grady’s ability to influence state lawmakers and boost collaboration with other hospitals. All those were needed to keep Grady stable down the line. Grady had a huge mountain to climb in order to turn around its portrayal of what many considered a hospital that served poor people and primarily handled gunshots and car crashes. The new campaign would highlight Grady’s major burn and poison centers, its designated cancer center of excellence, and the fact that it trains one in four doctors in Georgia. This idea was far different from Grady’s typical public relations in the past, and example of which was a bumper sticker that highlighted the hospital’s trauma care: It said, “If I’m in a car crash, take me to Grady.” But Grady was more than that.
Since a laser is used to accomplish this task, there is a very high chance of having remaining scar tissue; since the laser is basically burning your skin to remove the tattoo. This could cause a problem because if a person ever gets ill and a surgery is needed, then the surgeon could not make an incision through the scar tissue. A good example would be a person who needs back surgery. If that person had a tattoo on their back, and then had it removed they would most likely have scar tissue. Then the surgeon would have to perform the surgery around the scar tissue and that may cause complications.
The treatment will kill the syphilis bacterium and prevent further damage, the penicillin will not repair the damage already done. (CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) According to this statement of the CDC, syphilis isn’t a life-threatening disease because it can be cured fairly easy. Compared to the Victorian age the treatment has become a lot easier. In general the developing of medicines and treatments made a big progress the past fifty years. Maybe one day, we will live in a world where every disease has its remedy.
When diagnosed with cancer, many people turn towards a costly yet effective treatment known as chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is the use of surgery and radiation to shrink and stop the cancer from growing and spreading to other cells. Though chemo can also metastasize to other parts of the body, away from the original tumor. This can cause very harsh side effects such as nausea and pain to occur. It is difficult to treat this illnesses because many drugs can not be taken along with chemotherapy.
Twenty years prior to the war, the first form of anesthesia was used on a patient in order to remove a tumor from their neck. The use of anesthetics was scarce, only until its use skyrocketed during the course of the Civil War. Anesthesia brought new opportunities for medical workers to use on their wounded patients. The Union and Confederate armies both benefited dramatically from the introduction of chloroform: it was non-flammable and allowed surgeons to perform various procedures on soldiers by reducing pain quickly, and
On October 16, 1846, Harvard Professor of Surgery John Collin prompted a patient to inhale an anesthetic substance prior to an operation. Students and spectators from the narrow medical field were amazed that Collins had performed the surgery “without any screaming or thrashing from his patient”(Hansen, 1998). The results of this breakthrough saved thousands of lives during the Civil War, despite common misconceptions about war surgery. For contemporary Americans, it’s hard to imagine a time before anesthetics and antibiotics, but for soldiers in the Civil War disease and infection were more contagious than the revolutionary ideas that initiated the
He also ordered that sick people be quarantined, because that had stopped the spread of sickness in the past. However, these precautions did not stop the spread of disease. During this epidemic, doctors diagnosed more than 9,000 cases with more than 2,400 deaths. This dreadful disease was known as poliomyelitis and was very prevalent in America during the 19th and early 20th century. Continuous epidemics in the United States, such as the one in New York City, left many people desperate for the answers on how this disease was spread and how to control it.
Lee. and he had a very serious heart disease. This is explained in the forward on page 16 and says,“He has been down that spring with the first assault of heart disease which will eventually kill him.” The best the doctors could do to help his condition during this time was to give him compressants, and what these compressants would do is limit or tolerate the pain but it wouldn’t completely stop the pain. Since this wasn’t an exterior wound the doctors could rarely do much unlike gunshot wounds. The only problem with this medicine was it didn’t help stop the disease only limit or tolerate the pain, so the patient was still very vulnerable to the disease.