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If you read about civil war wounds and medical treatment it will give you an idea of life without modern technology.

“Approximately two out of every three Civil War wounds treated by surgeons were to the extremities because few soldiers hit in the head, chest or stomach lived long enough to make it back to a field hospital. From a technical point of view, damaged limb bones presented the greatest challenge to surgeons.”

Whole article: Under the Knife

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/17/under-the-knife/?_r=0