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A closer look at Richmond’s Medical Miracle

November 26, 2011 10:43 am by


ABOVE: Chimborazo Hospital 1863

Writing for the New York Times’ Opinionator, Lois Leveen has a long look at Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond’s Medical Miracle:

During the opening months of the Civil War, the streets of Richmond, Va., filled with bloodied bodies. The thousands of Confederate wounded were treated in a range of makeshift hospitals hastily established in hotels, factories and private homes. But by autumn, as hopes the conflict would be brief faded, it became clear a war of this magnitude required a modernized medical response.


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