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operatory5:

Left femur of a confederate soldier, white male, exhibiting attempts atrepair of a gunshot fracture of the upper third. Private E.W. A, CompanyG, 5th Regiment, Florida. Physician unknown. Civil War, Gettysburg,Pennsylvania. Pathological specimen 1938.

From one of the otisarchives (National Museum of Medical History). Not sure which one.

operatory5:

Left femur of a confederate soldier, white male, exhibiting attempts at
repair of a gunshot fracture of the upper third. Private E.W. A, Company
G, 5th Regiment, Florida. Physician unknown. Civil War, Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania. Pathological specimen 1938.

From one of the otisarchives (National Museum of Medical History). Not sure which one.

biomedicalephemera:


From Illustrated Lectures of Ambulance Work. By R. Lawton Roberts, 1888. Commissioned by England’s War Department.

biomedicalephemera:

From Illustrated Lectures of Ambulance Work. By R. Lawton Roberts, 1888. Commissioned by England’s War Department.

1944. A young surgeon and his assistants perform emergency surgery on an injured soldier. One man is dripping ether onto a makeshift gauze mask for anesthesia.

1944. A young surgeon and his assistants perform emergency surgery on an injured soldier. One man is dripping ether onto a makeshift gauze mask for anesthesia.

Photograph by Mathew Brady, injured soldier being tended to in an abandoned camp. US Civil War, 1865.

Photograph by Mathew Brady, injured soldier being tended to in an abandoned camp. US Civil War, 1865.


From Illustrated Lectures of Ambulance Work. By R. Lawton Roberts, 1888. Commissioned by England’s War Department.

From Illustrated Lectures of Ambulance Work. By R. Lawton Roberts, 1888. Commissioned by England’s War Department.

Treating a child who has lost excessive blood or is in shock from low blood pressure.
"Transfusion" in this case is referring to a 0.6% solution of saline water, or in cases where the blood loss exceeds 4 1/2% body weight (I believe he’s referring to animal cases here), a solution consisting of table sugar, salt (preferably sea salt), distilled water, and one or two drops of caustic soda or sodium bicarbonate (to balance pH). Though not exact, when the second solution is made with sea salt, it’s fairly similar to Ringer’s Solution; the solution in the book was developed by Landerer to be a quick-prep rehydration/volume-expanding liquid.
From Surgical Diseases of Children and their Treatment by Modern Methods. By D’arcy Power, 1898.

Treating a child who has lost excessive blood or is in shock from low blood pressure.

"Transfusion" in this case is referring to a 0.6% solution of saline water, or in cases where the blood loss exceeds 4 1/2% body weight (I believe he’s referring to animal cases here), a solution consisting of table sugar, salt (preferably sea salt), distilled water, and one or two drops of caustic soda or sodium bicarbonate (to balance pH). Though not exact, when the second solution is made with sea salt, it’s fairly similar to Ringer’s Solution; the solution in the book was developed by Landerer to be a quick-prep rehydration/volume-expanding liquid.

From Surgical Diseases of Children and their Treatment by Modern Methods. By D’arcy Power, 1898.