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  1. Looking for folk to portray patients for an upcoming hospital scenario . . .

    . . . or, legally being allowed to laze around in bed all weekend, complete with meals.

    Really!

    In *cough*air-conditioned comfort in August *cough, cough*

    Where? Fort Washington NHP near...
  2. If you're that much of a pen geek I recommend you...

    If you're that much of a pen geek I recommend you join the Scrivener's Mess; a yahoo group dedicated to the finer points (literally and figuratively) of writing, Army Paperwork in all branches of the...
  3. Mr. Lumpkins, It is good to read your group is...

    Mr. Lumpkins,

    It is good to read your group is taking some progressive steps forward by having a variety of attendants. It's an overlooked detail which is (frustratingly) ignored, because to be...
  4. Thread: opium pills

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    Sweet! Thanks for the tip! Now to shop for...

    Sweet! Thanks for the tip!

    Now to shop for real copaiba for those gonorrhea treatments. Yum.
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    Setting up an actual field hospital - First,...

    Setting up an actual field hospital -

    First, clear out the parlor of all furniture except for a few tables. Said tables will become the place to set up instruments and meds.

    Use large tables,...
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    Put them on the ground. An FDS is a very...

    Put them on the ground. An FDS is a very temporary spot, and all that is medically yours you carry with you.

    Skip furniture. You will be too busy notating patients in your patient register and...
  7. I was borrowing from my friend at the time, so...

    I was borrowing from my friend at the time, so most of the meds were in slender vials and put into a wooden holder in a set of saddlebags. Since then I have had a crate made which I subdivided with...
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    The "kidney canteen" is not a canteen. Based on...

    The "kidney canteen" is not a canteen. Based on the screw cap it is actually a misidentified bed-warmer. The originals don't have the brackets to hold a strap. Fill with warm water, and pop into...
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    I started downloading the Medical and Surgical...

    I started downloading the Medical and Surgical History of the War from online for free. They are huge pdf files, but if you are patient, you should be able to snag all of them with out dropping...
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    Being at the rear not only allows the surgeons to...

    Being at the rear not only allows the surgeons to herd the dropouts, but it allows us to vacuum up all the dust the regiment makes while marching. cough, cough.
  11. Thread: Etiquette

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    Officers and NCOs, regardless of line or staff...

    Officers and NCOs, regardless of line or staff service, adhered to the same military etiquette. The only exception I can see is that patients who are bed-ridden are exempt from coming to attention...
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    When bayonet wounded arrived at hospitals they...

    When bayonet wounded arrived at hospitals they have been set aside simply because the wound itself was/would be a real hassle to treat. Most of the bayonets are triangular in profile, with only a...
  13. The Atlantic Hurricane Seasons during the War

    For all you Navy geeks and anyone who understands how weather impacts agriculture and the economy I present a recently-discovered Wiki article: The Atlantic Hurricane seasons.

    ...
  14. I always understood that multiple ratchets on an...

    I always understood that multiple ratchets on an instrument was indicative of a post-war instrument. I agree that a single ratchet (i.e., like what we see on some of the clamps in an Archer set) was...
  15. I'm out for Leesburg but if anyone wants...

    I'm out for Leesburg but if anyone wants assistance with research, I am happy to help.
  16. Thread: Hot drops

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    Yes, it seems to be pretty popular! Ever...

    Yes, it seems to be pretty popular! Ever considered getting a few of them drops chemically analyzed? I've always wanted to give the drug crime labs something interesting to chew on if they needed a...
  17. Thread: Hot drops

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    Yeah, I noticed that Thomson seemed to have...

    Yeah, I noticed that Thomson seemed to have developed it first, then it sort of went into the mainstream. But I never really looked into it further (I need to research Confederate Army paperwork...
  18. Thread: Hot drops

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    Hot drops

    The other day a friend of mine hit me with an interesting research question. I thought I would share the question and my initial reply. Read on.

    I have a question for you. I am doing research...
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    I will be there as the 15th Iowa's surgeon, and...

    I will be there as the 15th Iowa's surgeon, and Thomas Federico will be the assistant surgeon. The 15th will be part of the Steamer Ajunct, meaning we will ride a paddle-wheeler from a point...
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    "No bad medicine will be practiced here!" George...

    "No bad medicine will be practiced here!"
    George Wunderlich, Director of the National Museum of Civil War medicine, and a motto I adhere to as best I can.

    Recently in mid-May I and a few other...
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    Frederick has a point. Most LHs and a lot of...

    Frederick has a point. Most LHs and a lot of battle events will usually have at least one medical setup. As he said, see if you can find them and hook up with them.

    They will appreciate...
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    First off, welcome! To recycle an old Jedi...

    First off, welcome! To recycle an old Jedi catchphrase, you've just taken your first steps into a larger world. :D

    Second, It's good to read that you are reading like crazy. That's definitely...
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    On the field itself they were usually the Asst...

    On the field itself they were usually the Asst Surgeons assistant, kinda like a medic...

    I must correct that statement. Orderlies helped the assistant surgeons at the field dressing stations,...
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    Ah, the Harewood Hospital photos. Very...

    Ah, the Harewood Hospital photos. Very interesting and chock full of incredible detail (some of it unintended, like closeups of the types of suspenders the troops wore). Good images of typical...
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    As usual, the answer will vary based on the...

    As usual, the answer will vary based on the specific situation and surgeon. some of them saw a need to carry a pistol, some did not. Photos can be selected/cherry-picked to support either side. ...
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