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  1. If 100 troops died from bombs and bullets how many died from infection? ____________________________________________




  1. If suturing (stitches) material was in short supply what did doctors use to sew people up? _____________________________




  1. What was done with this material to make it more pliable (flexible)? ____________________________________________________




  1. What effect would the above technique have on Infection control? (Help Hurt)




  1. How did doctors typically trace the path of a bullet through a victim’s body? _______________________________________________




  1. Why is the above method dangerous to patients? _______________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. What was the most feared surgical disease? ___________________




  1. Occasionally what did doctors wash their hands with to stop infection? ____________________________________________




  1. Describe how men where “vaccinated” for small pox. _____________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. At the time of the war what was thought to be the cause of tetanus? __________________________




  1. Why were so many Union solders infected with tetanus following the “Battle of the Wilderness”? _______________________________ ____________________________________________________




  1. Why did Confederate surgeons use maggots in caring for their patients? ________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. What was believied to cause malaria at the time of the civil war? ________________________________




  1. Which was better for soldiers health (Tents or Wooden building)




  1. Why? _______________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. Who suffered more from illness solders from A) Rural areas B) Urban areas




  1. Why? _______________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________




  1. Internet Assignment Wars often times stimulate medical advances. Pick a war World War I or II – Vietnam – Iraq and write about the medical advances the war stimulated. Please use your own words. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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