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25.7 x 29.2 cm ⏐ 10.1 x 11.5 in (300dpi)
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Military field hospital, US Civil War. This stereographic image shows soldiers in a field hospital with amputation tools and a patient with an injured leg as Zouave soldiers watch. This hospital was located at Fort Monroe, Virginia, USA. The Zouave were a unit of the Union Army, modelled on the French Zouave infantry. Photographed by New York photographer George Stacy during the US Civil War (1861-1865). Over 600,000 soldiers died during the conflict. Although early anaesthetics were available, the standards of medical care, surgical technology, and drugs, were still relatively rudimentary.
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