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 Posted: Wed Jul 29th, 2009 05:31 pm
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A new question has popped up during my research process:

Does anyone know of any books, websites, etc. that would list known medical conditions and diseases during the 1860s? Whenever I try a search for this I keep getting complications that killed soldiers once they had already been wounded.

To help clarify: In the play I'm writing the one character is a Civil War surgeon/doctor and through a strange rift in time, he and a modern day character meet in an elevator. I wanted the modern character to start to suffer from a disease or condition that the Civil War doctor could identify or maybe even attempt to treat, but I'm having a hard time isolating which dieseases/conditions were known and documented during that time.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated as is all the help you all have already bestowed.


"War does not determine who is right-only who is left." ~Anon
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