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  • Caring for the Men, The History of Civil War Medicine - When the war began, the United States Army medical staff consisted of only the surgeon general, thirty surgeons, and eighty-three assistant surgeons. Of these, twenty-four resigned to "go South," and three other assistant surgeons were promptly dropped for "disloyalty."

  • History of Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy - The first pressurized room used to treat health problems was built by an Englishman named Henshaw in 1662; however, it was not until more than a century later in 1788, that compressed hyperbaric air was put to large scale use in a diving bell for underwater industrial repairs of an English bridge.

  • History of Silver in Medicine and Wound Dressings - During the past 2000 years, many civilizations have recognized the properties of silver in preventing diseases. For instance, the Romans used silver nitrate therapeutically, and the hermetic and alchemical writings of Paracelsus speak of the virtues of silver as a healing substance.
  • History of Wound Care - Since time began, the human body has had to deal with open wounds due to injuries or diseases.  Pressure sores have been found on 5,000 year old mummies in Egypt. When an individual develops an open wound nature attempts to cover the wound to prevent infection by the growth and migration of epithelial cells (the first layer of skin).

  • Honey as Medicine has a Long HistoryŚNew Zealand Honey is Focus of Intensive Research - For about 4,000 years, honey has been a popular folk remedy around the world for ailments ranging from diarrhea to inflammation of the eyelids. Ancient Egyptians described it as an effective treatment for wounds, and modern studies have verified honey's superiority to the standard medical treatments for burns, skin ulcers, and wounds.

  • Johnson & Johnson - The development of the first ready-made, ready-to-use surgical dressings by Johnson & Johnson in the mid-1880s marked not only the birth of a company, but also the first practical application of the theory of antiseptic wound treatment.

  • Medicine And Surgery In Ancient Egypt - The Egyptian civilization was renowned for its scientific and artistic achievements. The great monuments it left behind are its living evidence. Medicine was no exception and mummification stands out as one of the most famous achievements in that field. Ahmes L Pahor - (Centre For The History Of Medicine)
  • The History of Iodine - The discovery of iodine, like most discoveries, was a fortuitous accident. In 1811 when Bernard Courtois (1777-1838) discovered iodine, he was not searching for a way to heal his fellow humans. On the contrary; he was looking for a way to kill his fellow humans.
  • Wound infection - The scale of wound infections was most evident in times of war. During the American Civil War, erysipelas (necrotizing infection of soft tissue) and tetanus accounted for over 17,000 deaths (anonymous, 1883). Because compound fractures at the time almost invariably were associated with infection, amputation was the only option despite a 25-90% risk of amputation stump infection.

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