Soldier being embalmed by surgeon during US Civil War - though embalming was an art pioneered by a few specialists on the east coast, embalming duties after battle (at least in the Union) often fell to the same surgeons who may have had to attempt to save that soldier’s life just hours earlier.

Soldier being embalmed by surgeon during US Civil War - though embalming was an art pioneered by a few specialists on the east coast, embalming duties after battle (at least in the Union) often fell to the same surgeons who may have had to attempt to save that soldier’s life just hours earlier.

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