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Civil War Medicine Tanner Reuter
Transcript of Civil War Medicine Tanner Reuter
"apoplexy: stroke; sudden impairment due to a cranial hemorrhage. It could also refer to extravasation of blood in any organ."
"pyemia: refereed to pus in blood, literally. Used during the Civil War to denote all types of blood poisoning. It was very often fatal."
"dementia: insanity. Organic loss of intellectual function"
-eHistory.com Clara Barton was born on Christmas, December 25, 1821. She was a popular nurse during the civil war for the Union, and also worked as a teacher. Clara was nicknamed, "The angel of the Battlefield." Clara not only worked on the battlefield, but off too. She helped missing soldiers find their family and became a speaker. She spoke about her experiences during the war. She is also the founder of the American Red Cross Society which she founded in 1881. She died on April 12, 1912. Women Women were not allowed to become soldiers in the Civil War. Many of them changed their name to a male name and fought. Others became nurses. There were approximately 3,200 women that were nurses during the Civil War. They were paid $12 a month to be a nurse. They left their families and everything behind. Work Cited Page http://www.nps.gov/wicr/forteachers/upload/Civil-War-Medicine-for-teachers.pdf
http://ehistory.osu.edu/uscw/features/medicine/cwsurgeon/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyorlean/HCTompkins.htm http://www.biography.com/people/clara-barton-9200960 Dr. Hunter Holmes McGuire Dr. McGuire was born on October 11, 1835. He became a full doctor at the age of 22. McGuire was first signed up to be a soldier but he then became a trained doctor for the Confederacy. McGuire served under many commanders including Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. He witnessed many major battles and tragedies during the war. He died from Pneumonia in May of 1863. eHistory.osu.edu Medical Information On Generals Major General Stuart, the Commander of the ANV's cavalry, was wounded at the battle of the Yellow Tavern. He was shot in the chest by a trooper at about 15 yards. The bullet went through the right side of his ribs and into the peritoneal cavity. He died 27 hours later. They didn't have anything to heal him with. eHistory.osu.edu http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war-medicine.htm http://www.nps.gov/wicr/forteachers/upload/Civil-War-Medicine-for-teachers.pdf http://www.nps.gov/wicr/forteachers/upload/Civil-War-Medicine-for-teachers.pdf