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Waterloo Field Hospital Excavation
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Waterloo Field Hospital Excavation
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new...180972685/

Quote:The First Investigation Into the Allied Waterloo Field Hospital Is Unearthing Cannonballs—and Limbs

The dig, conducted by military veterans and service members, suggests just how close Napoleon’s forces might have come to victory in the epic battle

Interesting stuff but for a detailed study of military "medicine" try this.




https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6139913/

Quote:Care of the injured soldier is as old as war. And war is as old as history. Perhaps older. People were fighting and hurting one another back into the old stone age, long before organized societies and armies. And others were caring for the injured. So one can make the argument that military medicine should go back a very long way. Yet, what we now call military medicine is really a product of the 19th and 20th centuries. It was in fact during the Napoleonic wars at the beginning of the 19th century that the organized practice of military medicine began, and it didn’t reach its modern form until the beginning of the 20th century.
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The body of General Charles Etienne Gudin has been identified after DNA testing.  Gudin was a divisional commander in Davout's First Corps before losing a leg in battle and dying of gangrene in 1812.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11...nce-floor/

Quote:One-legged skeleton found under Russian dance floor is Napoleon's 'lost general', DNA tests confirm


Amazing find and superb medical detective work.
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Time Team?
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No it was a combined Russo-French team.

There was an earlier story on how they found the skeleton.
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