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Old Military Hospital

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San Antonio, TX, USA
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    Operated at this site 1861-1865, as San Antonio was a hub of Civil War troops and supply. Drew casualties and the sick of frontier commands from the Red River to Rio Grande. In camps, farm boys took whooping cough, measles--from first exposure in their lives. Convalescents and volunteer local ladies were nurses. City homes sent in delicate foods; patients ate well. To cope with medical shortage, doctors had local people gather wild herbs: foxglove, mullein, jimson, poke. Encouraged patriots to supply narcotics by growing and milking garden poppies. (1965)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Related Themes: Texas C.S.A., Texas Confederate States of America, Confederacy
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