Super Surgeons

Click on the images to find out more about the people who treated wounded soldiers in the Civil Wars and answer the questions below

  1. What were the names of the surgeons who treated each of these soldiers?
  2. What injuries have the soldiers got?
  3. How successful do you think each of the surgeons has been/is likely to be in curing these soldiers?
  4. Use the 'Medical Practitioners' button on the People page to find the names of some more people who treated wounded soldiers.
  5. Imagine you are a surgeon in the Civil War. Describe some of the different types of wounds you had to treat and what you did to cure them. What could you see and hear? How did you feel? How did the patient feel?