Saws and Scalpels
An important function located at Fort Scott during the Civil War was that of the U.S. Army General Hospital, located in the 1840s post hospital. Sick and wounded Union soldiers (even some Confederates) from throughout the vicinity came to Fort Scott for treatment. Students in this activity become part of a medical diagnostic team determining symptoms, diseases, and treatments.
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Colonel George Croghan, the inspector general, visited the fort in 1844. He praised living conditions, but disliked the layout. He remarked that the hospital "interrupted in the most offensive way, the only refreshing summer breezes" One author doubted that any building could stop a Kansas wind.