Paul Revere (1734—1818)

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

 

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Silver; 21.9 x 18.4 x 13 cm (8 5/8 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/8 in). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Copper and wood.

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Silver; H: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in), Diameter: 5.1 cm (2 in). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

 

Engraving and print by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Full title: A View of Part of the Town of Boston in New-England and Brittish Ships of War Landing Their Troops! 1768

engraving by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Print. Copied from an engraving by

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Used in the trial of eight British soldiers who were prosecuted in November 1770; six were acquitted.

Engraving by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

 

by Paul Revere (1734—1818)

Engraved print; 13.4 x 11 cm (5 1/4 x 4 5/16 in). Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.

Wounds [from battle] were first cleansed with lint, either dry or wet with oil, and bandaged lightly. Later they were to be washed with a digestive — a substance used to draw pus — and then covered with a bread-and-milk poultice, with oil for moisture. For the first twelve days, a cooling regiment of medicines and diet was recommended, on the theory that this lowered the danger of infection. The empiricists among the medical men of the time had noticed that a man ran a fever with an infection, and concluded, with somewhat superficial logic, that keeping him cool would lower the chances of the infection taking root.

Unfortunately, there was little or no interest in using clean bandages or instruments.

Thomas Fleming
Now We Are Enemies: The Story of Bunker Hill (1960; reissued 2010)