Post Hospital Historical

Post Hospital Historical (HM1WEN)

Location: Tucson, AZ 85712 Pima County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 15.62', W 110° 52.429'

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The post surgeon was the cornerstone of army medical care. He was either a medical officer or a local civilian. At Fort Lowell, 21 men served in this capacity, assisted by enlisted hospital stewards. The surgeon maintained the health of all military personnel, including wives, children, and civilian employees. He also regulated sanitation. He had no one else to consult, relying solely on his education, experience, and medical books.

By the 1870s, the post surgeon used antiseptics. A decade later, he had such anesthetics as sulfuric ether and chloroform. The soldiers' ailments commonly included malaria, diarrhea, venereal diseases, alcoholism, rheumatism, headaches, sprains, and gunshot wounds.
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Date Added Saturday, December 31st, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 511884 N 3569299
Decimal Degrees32.26033333, -110.87381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 15.62', W 110° 52.429'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 15' 37.2" N, 110° 52' 25.74" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near E San Francisco Blvd, Tucson AZ 85712, US
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