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 Posted: Tue Oct 7th, 2008 03:06 am
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Go see the Doctor!
first of all, without the diagnostic equipment and the knowledge we have, there was no way anyone would have known what was wrong.. Your arm would have been consideered "sore" and that would have been the end of it.
Remember, medicine in that era did not even understand the concept of germs. More soldiers died of disease than bullets. If you could not see it, it did not exist (a germ).
Andersonville is a good case in point. Water contamination by human latrines caused all sorts of diesases and actually caused most of the deaths in the camp.

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