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|Posted: Thu May 31st, 2007 12:52 am||
Would penicillin have made A.P. Hill a better general?
Actually, Doc, I have wondered about this a lot.
Well, not about his being a better general: I have no doubt that, if Little Powell was not so dehabilitated by his prostritis, his performance would have been infinitely better. Better Performance = Better General.
But, he would have had to be treated by penicillin right after his initial infection for it to make a difference, I think? After gonorrhea becomes systemic, isn't it viral, and needs to be treated as such, which is much more complicated?
I know this seems a bit off track, but I have tried to understand the illnesses that that made a difference in the outcome of TWBTS, and since General A.P. Hill was a very effective when well, but often very ill general, his illness did make difference, I think.
And, in the long run, I think it was viral instead of bacterial?