The War of 1812

Military Medicine

Clip | 5m 20s

Military Medicine during the War of 1812 surveys the risks soldiers took on the battlefield and in the camps. Disease claimed more lives than bullets and military surgeons proved themselves at least efficient in the grim task of treating wounds.

Aired: 10/10/11

Rating: TV-PG

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The War of 1812 has been made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities, with funding provided by Wilson Foundation Warren and Barbara Goldring, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and Phil Lind.