Femur. Stump showing a sequestrum partly covered by a conical involucrum.
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The tibia were fibula were fractured around the knee joint by a rifle ball on November 28, 1863. The patient was admitted to the hospital December 4 and amputation was performed December 15. He died January 6, 1864.
The Maude Abbott Medical Museum
The Museum originated in the early 1820s as a collection of specimens derived from autopsies performed by physicians associated with the McGill Medical School. Its early facilities were modest. For example, between 1841 and 1845, the Faculty occupied a warehouse like building which contained only "a small bit of a room for pathological preparations, of which there were very few, preserved in weak pyrolignous acid in square colored bottles closed by cork bungs...".