Chimborazo Hospital, located
in the Confederate capital of Richmond, was the largest and most famous medical facility in the South during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The
hospital admitted nearly 78,000 patients suffering from battlefield wounds and
diseases. Of this number, approximately 6,500 to 8,000 died, resulting in a mortality
rate of about 9 percent. Few hospitals in the Confederacy had lower mortality rates,
and those that did generally received patients . . .
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