Resource: late 18th/early 19th century medical services

13 July, 2007 at 1:41 am Leave a comment

NAPOLEONIC MEDICAL SERVICES

“(…) Mind you, one brave soul probably took things too far when he used his own just-cut-off arm to beat into silence a Frenchman complaining when he was being treated for a musketball wound. (…)”

Eh – yes. What did I want to say… this website offers very useful information on

Medical Services
Surgery
Treatment of Wounds
Medical Hygiene
Evacuation of the Wounded
Amputation Instruments and Chart
Causes of death in British Army hospitals 1812-1814

Including a “How to amputate a leg in under 20 seconds”-chart. Interesting for those of you who’d like to give their battle scenes more historical accuracy or those with a wee bit of a morbid streak.

Warnings: thar shall be ouchies.

Not quite as scary, but a rather accurate description (though it looks more like a hangover to me – I know my face looks like that when I can get my hands on Bombay Sapphire!):

Headache
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