Hacksawing the Economy: How Lockdowns Are in the Tradition of Civil War Surgeons

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Hacking off soldiers’ limbs was a favorite technique of Civil War surgeons, largely because doctors wanted to avoid blame for later cases of gangrene. So doctors erred on the “safe” side. Many patients may have disagreed.

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