National Museum of Civil War Medicine - Frederick MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 24.840 W 077° 24.558
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Quick Description: More arms and legs were cut off during the Civil War than in any other war in our history," says the "Ammunition and Amputations" display at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2022 1:25:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM15KJR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
From the Roadside America website in part:

"More arms and legs were cut off during the Civil War than in any other war in our history," says the "Ammunition and Amputations" display at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. That's a problem when it comes to broad audience appeal, admitted David Price, the museum's executive director. "So many people say, 'Good grief, I don't want to hear that story,'" he said. "'It's all about saws and butchering.'"

The museum asks visitors to see beyond the bloody operations, crude plastic surgeries, predatory embalmers, and, um, piles of human limbs produced by Civil War medicine. It notes that amputating bullet-smashed arms and legs saved countless lives in the days before antibiotics and sterilization. It makes the case that lessons learned about mass casualties during the Civil War are still followed today. "Every time there's a disaster response on TV," said David, "you're seeing Civil War medicine play out in front of you."

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Open all year: Yes

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