Civil War Medicine: The difficulties of obtaining drugs in the South during the Civil War. Some doctors became herbalists, growing their own medicines in their gardens, or gathering them in the woods and fields. Entrepreneurial types resorted to smuggling from the North, including one man who had great success with a stole hospital wagon bearing a "Smallpox" sign.
The article is written in the tedious prose of the late 19th century, but it's well worth reading for its eye witness accounts. posted by Sydney on
4/27/2007 08:32:00 AM