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Captain James Cuthbert 'Cuddy' Dinwiddie, known also as "Doctor Dinwiddie," was a Confederate military surgeon who inadvertently advanced the treatment against microorganisms and infections during his service as a battlefield surgeon during the American Civil War.

During this period, the army doctors on both sides were greatly handicapped as microorganisms weren't well understood and the germ theory of disease and antibiotics were still a few years away. Many soldiers died from infections that modern medicine would now be able to easily treat.

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