Myth No. 1: Anesthetics Seldom Used – George Wunderlich

George Wunderlich, Executive Director of the National Museum for Civil War Medicine, takes on some of the myths of Civil War “lore.”

My name is George Wunderlich. I’m the Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. And, we’re gonna talk about Civil War medical issues and some of the problems that arise from Civil War medical issues.

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Medicinal Plants of the Civil War


To see uses for each plant by surgeons, go to:

Confederate States of America. Surgeon-General’s Office. (1863). “Standard Supply Table of the Indigenous Remedies for Field Service and the Sick in General Hospitals.” Richmond, VA: Surgeon’s General’s Office. Print

Confederate States of America.

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