Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Gettysburg Offers Lessons On Battlefield Medicine-- Part 2

Jonathan Letterman's medical innovations impressed Prussian and English observers who praised the system and much of it was adapted by their countries.  And, Civil War treatment remains relevant even in today's far-flung wars.  Civil War doctors resolved problems with transportation, training and even corruption.

More than 5,500 military and emergency responders have attended programs run by the Museum of Civil War Medicine.  The article didn't say where this place was.

Letterman didn't just inspect hospitals, but would also sit beside generals when they were planning campaigns and battles and use the information to locate ambulances and doctors.

An interesting and less-known aspect of the war.

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