Medical Service America Anno 19 th century
In times of the American Civil war between the North and the South there was a desperate need for medical staff, care centres and hospitals. It wasn’t until the end of the Civil War 1861-1864 that there was a medical service within the military .
The North : At the beginning of this war the North already had a medical service ,but not that good for all the wounded that this war had caused. The South had nothing , lets say almost nothing of a medical service, so they needed to take over the structure of the North, and had to build their own medical department.
In the “Far West” 1800 there were frequently wounded people, diseases, shot and stab wounds and of course all kinds of accidents happened. So they needed a medical man or female, charlatan or real doctors FOTO
Attacks of the outlaws, desperado’s , Indians, Mexicans, competing families, wild animals and others, caused a lot of work for the medical. Diseases and body problems were helped by moving hampers who tried to help the sick and well believing and unknown men with products which were called the wonder products, lets think about the discovery of coca cola !! ………( discovered by apothecary John Pemberton 1884),doctors, nurses, dentists,… were really needed!
In the present
America the Civil War is kept high in thoughts by different associations who do
Re-enactments and Living History which exists of different regiments, companies
and components, such as the “ Sanitaire Commissie” and the “Medical
Departments”, and this for the northern as for the southern armies.
This component is
more than fascinating ,and has a lot of possibilities, and we can make
interesting Re-enactments which can be practised on little space.
This means we need medical staff, nurses and even people who want to play victims .
So! If you feel addressed for this unknown form of Re-enactment, Living History and C.W. happening , or you want to know more or have part in this ,already participating in another association or not , you can contact me by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
you don’t have to have experience, only a positive attitude and willing to invest some time on this hobby is needed.
Freddy a.k.a. J.W. Neely Bonnaerens
Bruno a.k.a Bay de Way
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