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100 today’s Minckelersstraat and Bredestraat, housed the ‘theatre’ where major surgery could be performed if required, under supervision of Pelerin and Hoffman. On 17 April, the Lutheran church in the Hondstraat was put into use as a second hospital and on 18 April the church of the Jesuit monastery was added as the third hospital. A separate hospital for officers was not to A second surgeon-major should be available in case the number be set up until 28 April. Finally, on 30 April, another hospital of many wounded was very large. When the garrison prepared was set up in the Sint-Nicolaaskerk in the Onze Lieve for a sortie or when the French attacked, all surgeons had to be Vrouweplein. Hospital staff received clear instructions. In the available. On such occasions, a medical post was set up to give large hospital, a surgeon-major had to be on duty at all times first aid to the wounded in the fortifications immediately behind together with an aide-major and three friars. They had to the forefront of the attack. Each ward had its own aide-major in receive all the new wounded and dress their wounds. charge and at night one aide-major was on duty who had to


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