American Civil War Angel’s Glow
American Civil War Angel’s Glow – During the American Civil War, soldiers at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 were treated for their wounds and noticed a strange phenomenon. Some soldiers’ wounds glowed in the dark and seemed to heal faster and were less likely to become infected. In 2001, two high school students researching the battle discovered that a bacterium, Photorhabdus luminescens, produced a natural antibiotic that could have caused the glow and helped to heal the soldiers’ wounds. This discovery shed new light on the conditions and treatments during the Civil War, and the potential medical benefits of bioluminescent bacteria.
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