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What were untreated gangrene survival rates before 1860?

During the Civil War, Middleton Goldsmith revolutionized the treatment of gangrene, bringing mortality rates (presumably of wounded soldiers) from 45% to 3%, according to Wikipedia. Do we have any ...
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When was the first recorded use of hospital readmissions as a summary statistic?

When was the first recorded use, or the first recorded intention of use of hospital readmissions as a summary statistic? A hospital readmission (also called a rehospitalization) is defined as a ...
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Who treated Hitler when he was wounded in World War 1?

Hitler was wounded in World War 1 (October 1916) and was treated for two months at a hospital in Brandenburg. Is it recorded which doctor(s) treated Hitler during this period? If yes, did he/she say ...
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Is there a link between the quack remedy "Peruna" and the Finnish word for 'potato'?

source. click for larger version. My attention was drawn to the advert for "PE-RU-NA": PE-RU-NA | Cures Catarrh | and all Catarrhal Diseases Peruna was a medicine patented by the quack ...
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