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Anyone who’s visited the burial site of Stonewall Jackson’s amputated arm can appreciate how primitive medical treatment was during the War Between the States: Through vivid firsthand accounts, Civil War Medicine: Care & Comfort of the Wounded presents a devastating account of those who valiantly tried to save lives in the most dire and appalling circumstances. ER, indeed. Author Robert Denney reads at 7 p.m. at Borders, 1201 S. Hayes St., Arlington. FREE. (703) 418-0166. (Eddie Dean)