As the sesquicentennial moves its way into our area (Georgia), I'm getting a lot of requests for medical displays, especially in some of the historic buildings.
My question is: What are some of the items, supplies, and such that others in the forum use for these displays. My intent is to reproduce an actual hospital, just before the actual battle starts.
I ask this because some displays come off more like a museum, not a working hospital. I've also seen items that were not only inaccurate, but also highly unlikely to be found in a field hospital. I like to use items that are not only accurate, but also spur an explanation of some of the facts about medicine, such as a pan of dirty water and the fact that wounded soldiers were washed with dirty water, or some of the common medicines, allowing me to discuss anesthesia, pain medicine, and some of the mercury-based medicines.
Thanks in advance for any help in this area.