Specimen 10

Femur. Cut surface of the upper femur with acetabulum shows necrosis of medullary tissue (FIG. 1) that extends from the margin of amputation to the mid-portion of the neck.

Specimen 9

Femur. Tubular sequestrum with a ring of smooth surfaced bone (FIG. 1) surrounding the point of amputation.

Specimen 1

Stump of Femur. Greatly thickened cortex shows the openings of several sinuses (FIG. 1) that drained an abscess cavity in the medulla.

War, Bones and Books

The carnage of the American Civil War......

Specimen 18

Femur. A non-united fracture separates the upper and lower portions. The sequestrum (FIG. 1) extends almost 15 cm along the shaft inferiorly and is surrounded by a partially developed involucrum ...

Specimen 16

Femur. Upper third of the bone shows a depressed and fragmented gunshot fracture (FIG. 1) of the anterior surface of the shaft adjacent to the lesser trochanter. A large splinter (FIG. 2) has...

Civil War Medicine

  Union soldiers prepare for a battlefield operation. - U.S.A. National Archives

Specimen 19

Tibia/Fibula. Gunshot fracture of both bones with union by abundant callus. Fragments of necrotic bone and muscle were retained in wound, causing prolonged abscess formation....

The Army Medical Museum

The 'Old Red Brick' Army Medical Museum and Library, Washington, D. C. - U. S. - National Library of Medicine


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