Civil War Journal

Season 1 Episode 18

Battlefield Medicine

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Aired Unknown Mar 16, 1994 on The History Channel
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Battlefield Medicine
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This video is part of an acclaimed series from The History Channel that chronicles the American Civil War. The series uses archival photographs, diaries, articles, re-enactments, and scholarly commentary to tell the story of the War Between the States. This episode considers the challenges of medical care in the war. Weaponry was not the only danger soldiers faced. Diseases, such as dysentery and typhoid fever, took a terrible toll. The film chronicles the brave efforts of medical personnel, working with little equipment or expertise in horrific conditions.moreless

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