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Listen: A medical historian on infectious diseases as the ‘third army’ of the Civil War
By: Patrick Skerrett - Stat News First Opinion Podcast - April 28, 2021

In this episode of the “First Opinion Podcast,” medical historian Jonathan S. Jones explains the deadly and disfiguring diseases of the American Civil War and the important public health lessons we can still learn from them. Diseases like smallpox, measles, and dysentery killed two-thirds of the 1 million people who died in the Civil War. “Chronic diarrhea” and the stigma of smallpox scars plagued soldiers for decades afterward. And while Americans no longer depend on digging ditches for latrines, we’re still struggling with faith in national public health measures, racial disparities in health care, and more.

The conversation was based on Jones’s recent First Opinion, “Lessons learned — and forgotten — from the horrific epidemics of the U.S. Civil War.” It goes to say pandemics were also in play during this war causing undo challenges to the Civil War Field Medic's.

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By: Partick Skerrett - Editor - 1st Opinion

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Personal note: Civil War news on medical issues during this war. Immunity issues came into play even back then. Infectious disease's even back then. Not counting horrific war injuries.

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