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Poetry from the Civil War Hospital


The Knight U.S. Army General Hospital in New Haven was one of nine Civil War hospitals that wrote and published newspapers on-premises. Convalescent patients, soldiers, doctors, nurses, clerks, and chaplains…

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Discovering Anesthesia


Can you imagine an operating room without anesthesia? Dive back into the middle of the 19th century when the field of anesthesia was just in its infancy. The HMS library…

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