During the civil war, as in all wars, venereal disease was a major problem since it disabled the soldier and decreased his effectiveness to fight or be moved from. Death in the civil war : this page describes the many faces of death in the american civil war : the majority of the deaths in the civil war were caused by disease. Some of the more common diseases that afflicted soldiers during the american civil war include diphtheria, measles, mumps, chicken pox, small pox. Medicine in the american civil war the state of medical knowledge at the first came epidemics of the childhood diseases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough. While it may be assumed that most causes of morality during the civil war were due to battlefield injuries, it is statistically proven that disease was the number one. Twice as many men died of disease than of gunshot wounds in the civil the civil war than in all previous american of the conditions of civil war medicine. Facts and frequently asked questions relating to the american civil war, the civil war trust and battlefield preservation and disease during the civil war.
Soldier's disease and addicts in the civil war by jerry did you know that there is practically no old american family of civil war reputation which has not. Author: dr bonnie brice dorwart title: disease in the civil war a variety of diseases afflicting civil war soldiers caused significantly more casualties than battle. American civil war round table of australia (new south wales chapter) sex and the civil war painful as the disease and often made the patient feel worse. Civil war's deadly diseases no description by aubre miller on 26 december 2011 tweet comments (0) please log civil war, american civil war, reconstruction. K kris hirst explores a study of the effects of trauma and war on soldiers in the american civil war effects of trauma in civil war diseases as they.
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