Medicine during world war I

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  • Hi! I'm Dr. Doctor, and I'll be giving you a crash course on medicine during WWI. Just so you know I did not look like this. 
  • The wounded got to the hospital from a stretcher to a aid post to a motor ambulance to a casualty clearing station to a hospital train to the base hospital.
  • There were many different ways to get hurt in WWI, including head injuries, shots, fragments of artillery shells, and rotting foot.
  • Ow! My head!
  • Women helped a lot with the wounded, however Mary Walker was the only doctor. Most of the people that died in WWI died from disease. At that time even weapons were more advanced than medicine. Even though the doctors were bad, about 75% of amputees survived the surgery. 
  • The hospitals were bad, very bad. They are full of corpses and sick people, even if you go in there you might get sick! A lot of medics did not have proper training and weren't very good. There was a lot of amputation performed. thankfully there was some anesthetic during surgery to make the patients fall asleep.
  • It's only a mosquito bite, whyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!????
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