PnM063 The Surgeon & The Patient
In the mid 17th Century even a minor battlefield injury could prove fatal! Standards of hygiene and professional medical skills and knowledge were to put it mildly, few and far between. Surgery was often performed by barbers of all people!!!
A wounded officer is attended to by, what we hope, is a qualified doctor? With no kind of anaestetic the probing and the pain has to be endured. One side of the battlefield that is rarely seen…