Doug Kidd uses bone saws, bullet forceps, amputation knives and other authentic Civil War surgical equipment for his living history portrayal of Dr. Hunter, field surgeon for the 1st Arkansas U.S. Volunteer Cavalry. Only the blood -- and the body parts- are fake.
Before "Nightmare on Elm Street," "Halloween II," and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," there was Dr. Hunter, assistant surgeon for the 1st Arkansas U.S. Volunteer Cavalry. Dr. Hunter, a.k.a. Doug Kidd, will be amputating limbs in a field tent before local middle-school students on Wednesday, then operating by lamplight at that night's premiere of "Voices from Eureka's Silent City" living history cemetery tour, which continues Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27.
See the next Lovely County Citizen for more on Dr. Hunter's grisly profession. #