Thursday, March 17, 2016

Civil War Medicine - how much do you know?

I've really been enjoying PBS's new drama, Mercy Street. "Inspired by real people and events, Mercy Street goes beyond the front lines of the Civil War and into the chaotic world of the Mansion House Hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia."

Seeing medicine play such a starring role in a historical drama is always interesting. Did they really not use anesthesia? How did they pull teeth before dentists were commonplace? How much do you know about Civil War medicine? Take this quiz to find out:

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