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

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05/19/2020James Bovard

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

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James Bovard

James Bovard is the author of ten books, including 2012’s Public Policy Hooligan, and 2006’s Attention Deficit Democracy. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Washington Post, and many other publications.

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