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August 28, 1897

SURGERY ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO.AN HISTORICAL STUDY

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(9):434-438. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440350032001h

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Abstract

Sometimes they were obliged to move the entire hospital, if the location was not safe enough, for the enemy had no respect for them and knew no neutrality. Schmucker with his hospital in Schweidnitz was captured by the Austrians and discharged on parole only after five days. Theden was also taken in 1744 with his whole equipment for the first time, and by the Austrian hussars in the battle of Leuthen, and remained a prisoner the entire winter. He met the same misfortune at the overthrow of Hochkirch, whereupon the king paid him 300 thalers for his loss and gave him free medicines for the following campaign. Again in 1759 he was captured in Poland by the Cossacks and held for several months, being well treated in the meantime. In the next chapter we shall listen to a few German voices which were raised in favor of the neutrality of

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