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Number of amputations in the civil war

How many amputations were there in the civil war?

The exact number is not known

Amputations in military surgery during the Civil War were frequent.  It is widely known the fact that in an amputation, a person has an arm or leg or sometimes just a hand or foot removed from their body because of a terrible injury or infection.  The exact number of amputations done in the civil war is not known.  It is interesting to know that approximately 60,000 surgeries, about three quarters of all of the operations performed during the war, were amputations.  This is definitely something.

This fact is verified on : December 3, 2013.





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