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Old Soldiers Disease

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  1. The worst disease in the Civil War was Dysentery. Dysentery accounted for around 45, deaths in the Union army and around 50, deaths in the Confederate army. The reason Dysentery and so many other diseases were able to spread so rapidly through both armies was primarily because of a lack of sanitation practices and contaminated water.
  2. The octogenarians cited in by Terry and Pellens ("today in more than one old soldiers' home are cases of chronic opium addiction which date from this (Civil War) period") (Terry and Pellens, 69), or the 82 year old Confederate veteran who "had been shot in the head during the Civil War" and "had been addicted 55 years" under medical supervision since then, (Waldorf, ), reveal that the addiction of .
  3. Nov 22,  · The year-old, who lives in Port Jefferson Station, New York, didn't have any symptoms when he agreed to take part in the study, but hoped .
  4. May 05,  · But if I talk about the story of a young year-old soldier, that’s tangible.” Travel Cruise Germany’s Elbe River, tracing the trail of the Allies in World War II.
  5. Dysentery was the worst disease of the Civil War, and the overall main killer of soldiers in the war. Confederate soldiers. This disease, called "quickstep" by the soldiers, involves inflammation of the intestine causing abdominal pain and diarrhea containing blood, and may also involve a fever.
  6. morphine [mor´fēn] the principal and most active opium alkaloid, an opioid analgesic and respiratory depressant, usually used as the sulfate salt and administered orally, parenterally, or rectally. It is used as an analgesic for relief of severe pain, antitussive, adjunct to anesthesia, and adjunct to treatment of pulmonary edema caused by left.
  7. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD), caused by a bacterium called gonococcus, usually between heterosexuals. Males develop severely painful penile swelling and discharge soon after contact, with painful swelling of a single joint, commonly a knee, a few days later. Invariably this soldier seeks help at Surgeon’s Call in his camp.
  8. Oct 13,  · Viewpoint: The deadly disease that killed more people than WW1. 13 October which went on to kill almost three times more people than the 17 million soldiers .

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