To: Palter; indcons; Chani; thefactor; blam; aculeus; ELS; Doctor Raoul; mainepatsfan; timpad; ...
Palter...thanks much for the post and the ping. He didn't cite any evidence for this theory, but he might be right. Interesting nonetheless...here's a site
that lists battles affected by malaria (or presumed so). Yorktown is listed as a possibility.
The RevWar/Colonial History?General Washington ping list...
posted on 10/19/2010 5:36:28 AM PDT
(What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
To: Pharmboy; Palter
Doctors and medicine were little help. To treat malaria, military physicians normally recommended venesection - draining 20 ounces of blood, about 10 percent of an adult's supply - sometimes supplementing that with doses of mercury or opium, and in one case applying freshly killed pigeons to the soles of patients' feet.
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