Diseases and Drugs of the Civil War
The deadliest enemy of the Civil War soldier faced was disease. Childhood diseases such as measles devastated camps full of new recruits, and the unsanitary conditions and the poor diets common in the army led to illnesses the took their toll on the soldiers.
Civil War surgeons had a large number of medications at their disposal. Some, such as the mercury-based drugs, often did more harm than good, but many others were effective. This booklet contains descriptions for some of the more common Civil War-era diseases and drugs.
Set of 27 cards with clip to hold together. Dimensions: 8.5″ W X 5.5″ L