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Medical Minute with Dr. Madison Mills

During the U.S.-Mexican War, more soldiers died from disease than from battle wounds. Approximately 70% of deaths were due to disease. The lesson focuses on four health threats: 1) Poor drinking water, 2) Garbage, 3) Mosquitoes, and 4) Lack of personal hygiene.
Soldiers at Fort Brown got their drinking water from the Rio Grande. However, the