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Battlefield

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In his book Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harar descibes in a very captivating way the situation after the battel of Waterloo: "Before the advent of chloroform, four soldiers had to hold down a wounded comrade while the doctor sawed off the injured limb. On the morninn after the Battle of Waterloo (1815), heaps of sawn-off hands and legs could be seen adjacent to the field hospitals. In those days, carpenters and butchers who enlisted to the army were often sent to serve in th medical cops, because teh surgery required littel more than knowing your way with knives and saws."

Source: Yuval Noah Harari, 2011, Sapiens

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Waals-Brabant, Belgium

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