Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wednesday in Wyoming - September 18, 2019

Fort Fetterman medical exhibit

One of the unfortunate aspects of military life in the nineteenth century was the frequency of injuries and illnesses. And, while I shudder at some of the techniques they used, particularly the older physicians who practiced what was called Heroic Medicine, doctors did their best to save lives.

This exhibit from the Fort Fetterman museum shows some of the tools that military doctors used there. Can you identify most of them?

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