What tools did US Civil War nurses use?
Civil war nurses did not have very advanced tech. so they used only a few tools. they used multiple sizes of amputation knives they also used bullet pliers and needles Nurses didnt have much access to water or disenfectants, so they typically didnt clean their tools. they slept covered in blood on the floor, and didnt bathe for weeks. despite these conditions almost 75% of amputees survived. Anesthesia was just coming out and there was a limited supply, so nurses used whiskey or nothing at all. sometimes during amputation they would have the man bite down on a cloth to avoid him biting off his tongue or screaming loudly.