The medicine practiced in
Virginia by the Union and Confederate armies during the American Civil War (1861–1865) was state of the art for
its day and an important factor in the ability of both governments to raise and
maintain armies in the field. More than twice as many soldiers died of disease than from
combat-related injuries. Still, despite many nineteenth-century misconceptions about
the causes and treatments of disease, three out of four soldiers survived their
. . .
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