Original Author: The Museum of the Confederacy
Created: March 24, 2009
Publisher: The Museum of the Confederacy

Amputations and Artificial Limbs in the Civil War

This video, produced by the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, discusses amputation procedures in field hospitals on Civil War battlefields. A museum staff member provides an amputation demonstration. Artifacts featured include surgical kits and postwar artificial limbs.

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