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Image detail for -of amputation during the Civil War created a need for prosthetic ...

Image detail for -of amputation during the Civil War created a need for prosthetic ...

Sarah Broadhead | The general condition of the town of Gettysburg remained dismal. Sarah described roads being strewn with dead horses and soldiers. The stench of death hung in the air, and she wrote on July 11, "The atmosphere is loaded with the horrid smell of decaying horses and the remains of slaughtered animals, and, it is said, from the bodies of men imperfectly buried. I fear we shall be visited with pestilence, for every breath we draw is made ugly by the stench."

Sarah Broadhead | The general condition of the town of Gettysburg remained dismal. Sarah described roads being strewn with dead horses and soldiers. The stench of death hung in the air, and she wrote on July 11, "The atmosphere is loaded with the horrid smell of decaying horses and the remains of slaughtered animals, and, it is said, from the bodies of men imperfectly buried. I fear we shall be visited with pestilence, for every breath we draw is made ugly by the stench."

Het overleven van een soldaat in de loopgraven - Plazilla.com

Het overleven van een soldaat in de loopgraven - Plazilla.com

Civil War, [portrait of a gentleman after amputation]  via Flesh World, “Masterpieces of Medical Photography”

Civil War, [portrait of a gentleman after amputation] via Flesh World, “Masterpieces of Medical Photography”

civil war ladies' uniform | ... pistol on her hip and a uniform she made herself. Larger photo

civil war ladies' uniform | ... pistol on her hip and a uniform she made herself. Larger photo

“The Florence Nightingale of the Confederacy” A native of Mississippi, Newson’s war experience began with her buying supplies with her own money and assisting the Southern Mothers’ Home Hospital and...

“The Florence Nightingale of the Confederacy” A native of Mississippi, Newson’s war experience began with her buying supplies with her own money and assisting the Southern Mothers’ Home Hospital and...

James Hanger; First Amputation of Civil War, Created 1st  Prosthetic Limb

James Hanger; First Amputation of Civil War, Created 1st Prosthetic Limb

The process of reconstructing a face. Work of Dr. Henry Gillies, founder of modern plastic surgery.

The process of reconstructing a face. Work of Dr. Henry Gillies, founder of modern plastic surgery.

Image detail for -Prosthetic Leg, c. 1860–65 ( National Museum of Civil War Medicine ...

Image detail for -Prosthetic Leg, c. 1860–65 ( National Museum of Civil War Medicine ...

NY Public Libraries flickr: Civil War vet with prosthetic leg.

NY Public Libraries flickr: Civil War vet with prosthetic leg.

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