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A night in consists of:
Binge watching Downton Abbey
Watching any Ken Burns miniseries for the third time
Choose your perfect date:
A night at the opera
A late night at the office
Life would be perfect if you only had:
The Taylor Swift song that describes our relationship best is:
Better Than Revenge
If there were a perfume named after your relationship it might be called:
Before the Civil War, medical care for wounded on the battlefield was virtually nonexistent.
Answer: The modern ambulance system
Known as the “Father of Emergency Medicine,” Letterman was the Medical Director to the Federal Army of the Potomac, and transformed the Medical Corps from an uncoordinated and poorly-supplied operation into one of the most finely-tuned and efficient organizations in the Federal Army.
While ambulances were used to his 1862 order creating a robust and independent Ambulance Corps, but were too few, poorly staffed and organized, and frequently detained for unrelated purposes by non-medical officers.
Jonathan Letterman’s remarkable and history-making contributions to emergency medicine
– National Museum of Civil War Medicine
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According to the Museum of Civil War Medicine, a report by the Surgeon General’s office after the war showed that anesthesia was used in approximately 95% of surgeries, and that simple compound anesthetics like ether were available and used by the Confederate side up to the war’s final days.
More about this common myth
In fact, according to Museum of Civil War Medicine CEO George Wunderlich, amputations were a critically important lifesaving measure, stopping rampant infection in a timely manner that helped save not only the man on the table, but the many men lined up behind them.
Amputation in the war
Answer: All of them.
Medical advances in the Civil War
Explaining the myth
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