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American Civil War Medical Care & Medicine: Facts, Conditions & Techniques

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Which of the following is NOT a way William Hammond changed medical practices during the civil war?

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1. During the Civil War, most hospitals were setup in _____.

2. Why did doctors earn the nickname ''Sawbones'' during the Civil War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about the medicine and medical practices that were used during the Civil War. Answer questions on key subjects such as the medical practices of William Hammond and the way hospitals were arranged during the war.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about the following:

  • Why 'Sawbones' was the nickname for doctors during the war
  • A famous nurse in the Civil War
  • Organizations and systems that were started during the war

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about medicine and medical practices during the Civil War in America
  • Making connections - use your understanding of William Hammond's aim to reduce the spread of disease to identify some of the changes to medical practices that he instituted
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a famous nurse during the war and some of her accomplishments

Additional Learning

We've created the lesson named American Civil War Medical Care & Medicine: Facts, Conditions & Techniques to help you with the following areas:

  • Unsanitary conditions for medical care at the start of the war
  • How many Civil War casualties were due to disease
  • Medicine that was easier to come by in the North
  • Organization of wounded soldiers to provide care more efficiently
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